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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
An Exhibition of Oils, Water-colors, Drawings by Marcus Rothkowitz, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York, 1933, no. 12.
1994
Against the Stream: Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko in the 1930s, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, 1994, unnumbered checklist, pl. 9.
2012
Mark Rothko, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 2012, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1935
Schwartz, Jane. "Around the Galleries." Art News 32 (1935): 16, repro.
1983
Chave, Anna. Mark Rothko: Subjects. Exh. cat. High Museum of Art, 1983: 14-15, repro. (not in the exhibition).
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: 47, 112, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 279, repro.
1994
Waldman, Diane. Mark Rothko in New York. New York, 1994: 12, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 38, repro.