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Inscription

lower left: Rothkowitz; lower center reverse, inverted: Rothkowitz / Family

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
1937
The Ten, Georgette Passedoit Gallery, New York, 1937, no cat.
1994
Against the Stream: Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko in the 1930s, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, 1994, unnumbered checklist, pl. 17.
Bibliography
1937
Genauer, Emily. "Skillful and Sincere." New York World Telegram (1937): 10A.
1937
Kainen, Jacob. "Art: The Ten." Daily Worker (1937): 7.
1937
Klein, Jerome. "Third Show by The Ten Winds Up Busy Season." New York Post (1937): 26.
1937
"The Ten at Passedoit's." The Art Digest 11 (1937): 23.
1937
von Wiegand, Charmion. "The Fine Arts." New Masses 23 (1937): 32-33.
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: 52, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 280, repro.
1993
Breslin, James E. Mark Rothko: A Biography. Chicago and London, 1993: no. 3, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 89, repro.