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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
1978
Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978, no. 94, repro.
1983
Mark Rothko 1949: A Year in Transition / Selections from the Mark Rothko Foundation. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1983-1984, no. 8.
2014
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 2014 - 2016, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 316, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 433, repro.
2015
Langley, Allison, and Suzanne Quillen Lomax. "Mark Rothko's Multiforms, 1946-1950: Transforming the Painted Surface." Facture 2 (2015): 111-137, figs. 15, 16 (detail), 17 (detail), 19 (detail), Table 1 no. 14.
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