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lower left: Rothkowitz; lower center reverse, inverted: Rothkowitz / Family

Provenance

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
1937
The Ten, Georgette Passedoit Gallery, New York, 1937, no cat.
1994
Against the Stream: Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko in the 1930s, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, 1994, unnumbered checklist, pl. 17.
2013
Mark Rothko: Paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie [National Museum], Warsaw, 2013.
2019
Mark Rothko [German title: Mark Rothko: Dramaturg der Form], Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, 2019.
Bibliography
1937
Genauer, Emily. "Skillful and Sincere." New York World Telegram (1937): 10A.
1937
Kainen, Jacob. "Art: The Ten." Daily Worker (1937): 7.
1937
Klein, Jerome. "Third Show by The Ten Winds Up Busy Season." New York Post (1937): 26.
1937
"The Ten at Passedoit's." The Art Digest 11 (1937): 23.
1937
von Wiegand, Charmion. "The Fine Arts." New Masses 23 (1937): 32-33.
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: 52, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 280, repro.
1993
Breslin, James E. Mark Rothko: A Biography. Chicago and London, 1993: no. 3, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 89, repro.
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