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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
1935
Mid-Season Retrospective Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York, 1935, no. 30 or no. 31, as Bathers or Beach Scene.
2012
Mark Rothko, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 2012, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 274, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 47, repro., as Bathers or Beach Scene.