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Inscription

lower right: Rothko; upper right reverse, sideways: 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
1944
Group Exhibition, David Porter Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1944, no cat.
1944
On display, Bonwit Teller Department Store, New York, 1944.
1945
A Painting Prophecy--1950, David Porter Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Gerge Walter Vincent Smith Art Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts; City Art Museum, St. Louis, 1945.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 297, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 235, repro.