upper center reverse: 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.
- Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940-1950, Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Denver Art Museum; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2012-2014, no. 35, repro.
- Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 12, fig. 9.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 309, repro. (reproduction is incorrectly rotated, showing top of painting as the right side).
- Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 352, repro.