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Inscription

on lower tacking margin reverse, inverted: 1958 #5

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
1991
Loan for display with permanent collection, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain, 1991-1995.
2011
The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America's Oldest Continuous Art Colony (1899-2011), New Britain Museum of American Art; Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Wichita Art Museum; Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Massachusetts, 2011-2012, no. 95, repro. (shown only in New Britain, Greensburg, and Wichita).
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 321, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 614, repro.