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lower right: MARK ROTHKO; upper left reverse, diagonally: MARK ROTHKO

Provenance

The artist [1903-1970]; his estate; consigned 1970 to (Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York); transferred 1977 back to the artist's estate;[1] transferred 1979 to The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., New York; gift 1986 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1945
Mark Rothko Paintings, Art of this Century, New York, 1945, no. 3.
1946
Oils and Watercolors by Mark Rothko, San Fransisco Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1946, unnumbered checklist.
1978
Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1978-1979, no. 46, repro. (shown only in New York).
1987
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 11 (London catalogue), no. 5 (Madrid catalogue), no. 10 (Cologne catalogue), repros.
1987
Peggy Guggenheim's Other Legacy, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1987-1988, no. 52, repro. (shown only in New York).
1996
Pintura Estadounidense: Expresionismo Abstracto [Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience], Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, 1996-1997, no. 95, repro.
1998
Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1998-1999, no. 16 (NGA/WMAA cat.) and no. 10 (Paris cat.), repro.
1998
The Surrealist Vision: Europe and the Americas, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1998, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1999
Dreams 1900-2000: Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind, The Equitable Gallery, New York; Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna; Binghamton University Art Museum; Passage de Retz, Paris, 1999-2001, pl. 110 (shown only in New York and Vienna).
2005
Pollock to Pop: America's Brush with Dalí, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2005-2006, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2011
Loan to display with permanent collection, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, 2011-2012.
2012
Mark Rothko, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 2012, no catalogue.
2012
Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940-1950, Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Denver Art Museum; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2012-2014, no. 14, repro.
Bibliography
1983
Ashton, Dore. About Rothko. New York, 1983: 84, repro.
1987
Bravo, Pilar. "Mark Rothko, el color de la emocion." Comunidad Escolar (1987): repro.
1988
Polcari, Steven. "Mark Rothko: Heritage, Environment, and Tradition." Smithsonian Studies in American Art 2, no. 2 (1988): 47, repro.
1990
Ferrier, Jean-Louis. L'aventure de l'arte au XXeme siecle. Paris, 1990: 430, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 297, repro.
1994
Newman, Rothko, Still: Search for the Sublime. Exh. cat. C & M Arts, New York, 1994: no. 2, repro.
1997
Anfam, David. "Mexico City: Abstract Expressionism." The Burlington Magazine 139 (1997): 147, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 239, repro.