Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
oil on canvas
68 x 54 in. (172.7 x 137.2 cm.)
Painted in 1970.
Estate of the artist
Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, New York, 1971
Her sale; Sotheby's, New York, 10 November 2014, lot 6
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
D. Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1998, p. 671, no. 833 (illustrated).
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