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upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1955


The artist [1903-1970], New York; his estate; (Marlborough Gallery, New York); purchased 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1992 to NGA.

Associated Names
Mellon, Paul, Mr.
Exhibition History
Salute to Mark Rothko, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1971, no. 10, as White and Orange.
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 410-411, color repro., as White and Orange.
Mark Rothko: A Centennial Celebration, State Museum of Art, Riga; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2003-2004, unnumbered brochures, cover repro. on St. Petersburg brochure.
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. 19, repro.
American Artists from the Russian Empire, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, Norman; The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow; San Diego Museum of Art, 2008-2010, no. 99, repro.
Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Academy Art Museum, Easton, 2012, no catalogue.
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.
Loan for display with permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2017-2018.
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 14, fig. 12.
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 527, repro.
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