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lower center 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
1933
Exhibition of Oils, Water-colors, Drawings by Marcus Rothkowitz, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York, 1933, no. 10.
Bibliography
1935
Schwartz, Jane. "Around the Galleries." Art News 32 (1935): 16, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 274, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 37, repro.