upper left: 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.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 285, repro. ("still life" identified as verso and "nude" identified as recto).
- Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 124 and no. 142, repros. (no. 124 incorrectly numbered 1986.43.117.a [should be '.b'] and no. 142 incorrectly numbered 1986.43.117.b [should be '.a']).