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center left reverse, sideways: 1934 / Rural Scene / MARK Rothko


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

Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1998-1999, no. 2 (NGA/WMAA cat.), repro. (shown only in Washington and New York).
Extended loan for use by Secretary Ed Schafer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 2008.
Extended loan for use by Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 2009-2016.


American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 281, repro.
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 83, repro.

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