Inscription

upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1948; on former horizontal crossbar member: #10 1947

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
1961
Mark Rothko, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1961, not in catalogue.
1983
Mark Rothko: Subjects, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1983-1984, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2010
In the Tower: Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, unnumbered brochure.
2012
Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940-1950, Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Denver Art Museum; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2012-2014, no. 42, repro.
Bibliography
1983
Fox, Catherine. "Rothko Abstracts Evoke Emotions on Large Scale." Atlanta Journal (1983): 1H, repro.
1984
"Mark Rothko: Subjects." Art Papers 8 (1984): 13, repro.
1989
Chave, Anna C. "Mark Rothko - Subjects in Abstraction." Art and Design 5 (1989): 42, repro.
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: pl. 5, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 312, repro.
1993
Zanetti, Paolo Serra. "Rothko o la tragedia di un solitario." Arte 23 (1993): 52, repro.
1996
Engelhard, Gunther. "Abstraktion: Mark Rothko." Art: das Kunstmagazin 7 (1996): 16, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 385, repro.