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Inscription

upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1956

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
1982
Extended Loan to the White House for use by President George W. Bush, 2001-2003.
1986
After Matisse, traveling exh. organized by Independent Curators, Inc., 7 venues, 1986-1988, unnumbered catalogue, repro. (shown only at Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Dayton Art Institute; Worcester Art Museum, 1987-1988).
1991
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Robert H. Pelletreau, U.S. Embassy residence, Cairo, Egypt, 1991-1994.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 319, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 570, repro.