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Inscription

upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1948; on former upper strainer member: 1948 #10; on former horizontal crossbar member: #10 - 1948

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
1961
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective Exhibition, Paintings 1945-1960, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1961, no. 7, repro.
1961
Mark Rothko, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1961, no. 7.
1962
Mark Rothko, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, 1962, no. 7, repro.
1962
Mark Rothko, Kunsthalle Basel, 1962, no. 7.
1962
Mark Rothko, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1962, no. 7.
1971
Rosc '71: The Poetry of Vision, An International Exhibition of Modern Art from Outside Ireland and Viking Age Art, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, 1971, no. 108, repro.
1983
Mark Rothko: Subjects, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1983-1984, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1998
Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth, Early Paintings from the 1930s and 1940s (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1998.
2003
Mark Rothko: A Centennial Celebration, State Museum of Art, Riga; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2003-2004, unnumbered brochure.
2005
The Art of Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Museo de Arte Moderna, Mexico City; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2005-2006, brochures, no. 15, repro.
2013
Mark Rothko: Paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie [National Museum], Warsaw, 2013.
2014
Mark Rothko: Works from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, South Korea, 2014-2015.
2015
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2015-2016.
2017
Loan for display with permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2017-2018.
Bibliography
1972
Rosenberg, Harold. The De-definition of Art. London, 1972: 102, repro.
1991
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 13-14, fig. 10.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 313, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 418, repro.
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