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Inscription

lower right: M.Rothkowitz; across center reverse: Woman Sewing / M.Rothkowitz / 103 E. 10th St. / New York City / U.S.A.

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
1935
First Exhibition - The Ten: An Independent Group, Montross Gallery, New York, 1935-1936, checklist no. 21.
1936
The Ten, Galerie Bonaparte, Paris, 1936, as Couture.
1987
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 2 (London and Cologne catalogues), no. 1 (Madrid catalogue), repros.
Bibliography
1936
Aronson, Chil. "The Ten' de New York." Le Monde Juif (1936): 40.
1936
Lawrence, Herbert. "The Ten." Art Front 2 (1936): 12.
1978
Waldman, Diane. Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective. Exh. cat. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Los Angeles County Museum of Art. New York, 1978: 32, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 281, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 59, repro.