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upper left reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1958; on horizontal crossbar member: M. ROTHKO


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
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 59 (London catalogue), no. 47 (Cologne catalogue), repros. (shown only in London and Cologne).
Loan to display with permanent collection, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, 2011-2012.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 321, repro. (reproduction is incorrectly inverted, showing top of painting as the bottom).
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 612, repro.