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upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1948


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
Extended loan for use by Secretary Roderick R. Paige, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 2001-2005.
Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940-1950, Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Denver Art Museum; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2012-2014, no. 38, repro.
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 2014 - 2016, unnumbered catalogue.
Nymphéas: l'abstraction américaine et le dernier Monet [Water Lilies: American Abstraction and the Last Monet], Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 2018,
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: 72, repro.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 314, repro.
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 382, repro.
Langley, Allison, and Suzanne Quillen Lomax. "Mark Rothko's Multiforms, 1946-1950: Transforming the Painted Surface." Facture 2 (2015): 111-137, figs. 8,12,14 (details), Table 1 no. 11.
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