upper center reverse: MARK ROTHKO; center right reverse, sideways: 1946-47 / MARK ROTHKO
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.
- Extended loan for display with the musem's permanent collection, 1989-2002.
- Loan for display with permanent collection, Oakland Museum, California, 1989-
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 315, repro. (repro. is incorrectly oriented, showing top of painting as left side, and dimensions are reversed).
- Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 387, repro.