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Inscription

upper right: Rothko; center reverse, sideways: M.Rothkowitz; upper left 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
1940
New Work by Marcel Gromaire, Mark Rothko, and Joseph Solman, Newman- Willard Gallery, New York, 1940, no cat.
1982
Extended Loan to the White House for use by President George W. Bush, 2001-2003.
1994
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Donald Blinken, U.S. Embassy residence, Budapest, Hungary, 1994-1997.
Bibliography
1940
"Exotics and the Groups." New York Times (1940): section 9, 10X.
1940
Lowe, Jeannette. "Three Moderns: Rothko, Gromaire, and Solman." Art News 38 (1940): 12.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 286, repro.
1995
Sawin, Martica. Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, 1995: 98, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 138, repro.