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Inscription

lower right reverse, sideways: 1936 MARK ROTHKO / Street Scene

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
1991
Painting a Place in America: Jewish Artists in New York, 1900-1945, organized by The Jewish Museum, shown at their temporary quarters at The New-York Historical Society, New York, 1991, no. 91, fig. 88.
1994
Against the Stream: Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko in the 1930s, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, 1994, unnumbered checklist, fig. 21.
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. 4 (both cats.), repro.
2007
Mark Rothko, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2007-2008, no. 9 (English and German cats.), repro.
2008
The Hidden Trace. Jewish Paths through Modernity, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Osnabrück/Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Osnabrück, 2008-2009, no. 67, repro.
Bibliography
1986
Breslin, James E.B. "The Trials of Mark Rothko." Representations 16 (1986): 13, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 290, repro.
1993
Breslin, James E. B. Mark Rothko: A Biography. Chicago and London, 1993: pl. 1.
1994
Karp, Abraham J. The Jews in America: A Treasury of Art and Literature. New York, 1994: 305, repro.
1996
Engelhard, Gunther. "Abstraktion: Mark Rothko." Art: das Kunstmagazin 7 (1996): 24, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 113, repro.