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upper left: 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.

Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 285, repro. ("still life" identified as verso and "nude" identified as recto).
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 124 and no. 142, repros. (no. 124 incorrectly numbered 1986.43.117.a [should be '.b'] and no. 142 incorrectly numbered 1986.43.117.b [should be '.a']).