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Inscription

lower right: Rothko; lower left reverse, sideways: 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
1993
Variations Autour de la Crucifixion: Regards Contemporains sur Grünewald, Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France, 1993, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1996
JudenFragen. Jüdische Positionen von Assimilation bis Zionismus [Jewish Attitudes from Assimilation to Zionism], Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna, 1996-1997, 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. 12 (NGA/WMAA cat.) and no. 8 (Paris cat.), repro.
2007
Mark Rothko, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2007-2008, no. 28 (English and German cats.), repro.
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. 7, repro.
Bibliography
1984
Clearwater, Bonnie. Mark Rothko: Works on Paper. New York, 1984: 26, repro.
1988
Polcari, Steven. "Mark Rothko: Heritage, Environment, and Tradition." Smithsonian Studies in American Art 2, no. 2 (1988): 39, repro.
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: 148, repro.
1991
Polcari, Stephen. Abstract Expressionism and the Modern Experience. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991: 122, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 295, repro.
1993
Amishai-Maisels, Ziva. Depiction and Interpretation: The Influence of the Holocaust on the Visual Arts. Oxford, 1993: 69, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 190, repro.