lower right: M.Rothkowitz; across center reverse, sideways: M.ROTHKOWITZ / 1000 Park Pl / Bklyn
The artist [1903-1970]; his estate; consigned 1970 to (Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York); transferred 1977 back to the artist's estate; transferred 1979 to The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., New York; gift 1986 to NGA.
- First One-Man Introductions: 1931-1934, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York, 1934: checklist no. 29.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 275, repro., as Untitled (two figures on a couch).
- Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 27, repro.