upper left reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1959; on lower strainer member: M[?] S[?]K #1 1962
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.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 325, repro.
- Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 734, repro.