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Inscription

center right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1969; on original upper horizontal crossbar member: M. Rothko

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
1985
Mark Rothko: The Dark Paintings 1969-70, The Pace Gallery, New York, 1985, repro.
1989
Loan for display with permanent collection, Mint Museum, Charlotte, 1989-1992.
1993
Loan for display with permanent collection, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 1993-2000.
2008
Rothko: The Late Series, Tate Modern, London; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura-shi, Japan, 2008-2009, unnumbered checklist, repro.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 328, repro.
1997
Richler, Martha. National Gallery of Art, Washington: A World of Art. London, 1997: 198, color fig. 13.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 815, repro.