MARK ROTHKO | TWO WOMEN AT A WINDOW
Property of A Private Collector
1903 - 1970
TWO WOMEN AT A WINDOW
oil on canvas
Canvas: 40 by 30 in. (101.6 by 76.2 cm.)
Framed: 48⅞ by 38⅞ in. (124.8 by 101.3 cm.)
Executed circa 1937.
This work is in good condition overall. There is wear to the edges of the canvas consistent with the age of the work, including losses at the turning edges which have been stabilized and relining of the canvas. There is craquelure throughout which has been stabilized. There is a 1 inch area of inpainting to the woman on the left's face, visible under ultraviolet light. Framed without glazing.
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US Administration, Works Progress Administration (acquired circa 1937)
Henry C. Roberts, New York (acquired from the above in 1943)
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1944)
Ira Smolin, New York (acquired from the above in 1961)
Jason McCoy Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 2007
David Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, National Gallery of Art, New Haven 1998, cat. no. 101, illustrated p. 153
"How They Got That Way", Time 79, 13 April 1962, illustrated in color, p. 98
Daniel Robbins "Continuity and Change at Hartford," Art International 6, 25 October 1962, illustrated, p. 69
Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, Continuity and Change: 45 American Abstract Painters and Sculptors, April - May 1962, cat. no. 133, illustrated, p. 42 (exhibition catalogue)