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upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1956; on horizontal crossbar member: M.R.


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
The Art of Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Museo de Arte Moderna, Mexico City; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2005-2006, brochures, no. 20, repro.
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 315, color repro.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 319, repro.
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 564, repro.