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Inscription

upper left reverse, sideways: 1945 / 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
1997
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Felix Rohatyn, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, 1997-2000.
2006
Extended loan for use by Secretary Michael Chertoff, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C., 2006-2008.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 303, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 255, repro.