The drawing of a head on the left side of this sheet relates to an oil painting, Thru the Window (fig. 1). The drawing’s high degree of finish and its enclosure within a spiral suggests that it may have been made after the painting rather than as a preparatory work.
Mark Rothko: Works on Paper will ultimately document approximately 2,600 works from public and private collections worldwide. Cataloging is ongoing, and works and information will be added to the site during the coming years.