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Inscription

upper center reverse, sideways: Portrait / M.Rothkowitz; lower 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
1936
Possibly Oil Paintings by "The Ten", Municipal Art Galleries, New York, 1936, checklist no. 62.
1936
The Ten: 2nd Annual Exhibition, Montross Gallery, New York, 1936-1937, checklist no. 25.
1983
Mark Rothko: Subjects, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1983-1984, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2008
Face Forward: American Portraits from Sargent to the Present, Vero Beach Museum of Art, 2008, no cat.
Bibliography
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 81, repro.