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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
1994
Against the Stream: Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko in the 1930s, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, 1994, unnumbered checklist, pl. 15.
2000
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-1946, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2000-2001, no. 3, repro.
2001
Mark Rothko - The Realist Years: Selected Works, PaceWildenstein, New York, 2001-2002, unnumbered catalogue.
2012
Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Academy Art Museum, Easton, 2012, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1991
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 4, fig. 1.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 275, repro.
1995
Anfam, David, Sumi Hayashi, Nobuyuki Hiromoto, Naoko Seki. Mark Rothko. Exh. cat.,4 venues in Japan. Tokyo, 1995: 24, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 75, repro.