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Inscription

lower left: M. Rothkowitz; upper right reverse, sideways: M Rothkowitz

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
1934
Group Exhibition, Uptown Gallery, Continental Club, New York, 1934, checklist no. 56, as by Marcus Rothkowitz.
1994
Against the Stream: Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko in the 1930s, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, 1994, unnumbered checklist, pl. 22.
Bibliography
1934
Godsoe, Robert Ulrich. "The Art Marts." Whitestone Herald (1934): 5, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 275, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 35, repro.