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Inscription

center left reverse, sideways: 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
1991
Extended loan for use by Secretary Lynn Martin, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., 1991-1993.
1993
Extended loan for use by Secretary Robert Reich, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., 1993-1994.
1998
Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth, Early Paintings from the 1930s and 1940s (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1998.
2000
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-1946, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2000-2001, no. 7, repro.
Bibliography
1978
Malamud, Bernard, Diane Waldman, and Claire Zamoiski. Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective. Exh. cat. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978: 21, repro.
1979
Fujieda, Teruo. "Special Feature: Mark Rothko." Mizue 888 (March 1979): 46, repro.
1991
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 6, fig. 3.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 290, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 108, repro.