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upper 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
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Pickering, U.S. Embassy residence, Moscow, Russia, 1993-1996.
1997
Loan for display with permanent collection, Baum Gallery of Fine Arts, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, 1997-1998.
1999
Extended loan for use by Chief of Staff John Podesta, The White House, Washington, D.C., 1999-2001.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 311, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 331, repro., as Ceremonial Vessel or Sacred Vessel {Untitled}.