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Inscription

on reverse: unlocked / Jules / Olitski / Acrylic / Polymer / Water / base; on reverse: Jules / Olitski; on stretcher: Painted / 1966 / J.O.

Provenance

(André Emmerich Gallery, New York); purchased 1967 by Robert B. [1911/1912-1983] and Mercedes H. Eichholz [1917-2003], Washington, D.C.;[1] gift 1978 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1966
United States Exhibition: Helen Frankenthaler, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Jules Olitski, 33rd International Biennial Exhibition of Art, Venice; National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., 1966-1967, unnumbered catalogue.
1967
Jules Olitski: Paintings 1963-1967, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Pasadena Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1967, no. 38.
1973
Jules Olitski, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1973, no. 32.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 203, repro.
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: repro. 108, 109.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 253, repro.