upper left reverse, sideways: 1945 / 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 use by Ambassador Felix Rohatyn, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, 1997-2000.
- Extended loan for use by Secretary Michael Chertoff, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C., 2006-2008.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 303, repro.
- Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 255, repro.