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Inscription

lower right: Rothko; lower left reverse, sideways: M.ROTHKO; upper right reverse: 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
1983
Mark Rothko: Subjects, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1983-1984, unnumbered catalogue, 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. 11 (NGA/WMAA cat.) and no. 7 (Paris cat.), repro.
2000
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-1946, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2000-2001, no. 10, repro.
2012
Mark Rothko, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 2012, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1978
Carter, Malcom N. "Art, Money, and the Troubles of Mark Rothko." Horizon 21 (1978): 23, repro.
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: 136, repro.
1991
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 7, fig. 4.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 293, repro.
1995
Sawin, Martica. Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995: 300, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 189, repro.