Inscription

upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1962; on horizontal crossbar member, inverted: M. 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
1992
Loan for display with permanent collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1992-2003.
2006
Black Paintings, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2006-2007, no. 51, repro.
2010
In the Tower: Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, unnumbered brochure.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 327, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 766, repro.