[Three figures, one with racquet and ball] The Scribble-In Book, page 96

Medium
Support
Dimensions
4 9/16 x 6 3/4 in. (11.6 x 17 cm)
Collection
Collections of Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
This drawing’s central figure—a male playing paddleball—is the subject of an untitled oil painting from this period (fig. 1). Paddleball is a single-player game utilizing a small rubber ball attached with elastic string to a hard racket; the game was developed in the 1920s and enjoyed popularity throughout the 1930s and beyond.
[Three figures, one with racquet and ball] The Scribble-In Book, page 96
1. Mark Rothko, Untitled (man with racket and ball), 1939, oil on gesso board, 8 15/16 x 11 7/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 1986.56.658. [Anfam 168]
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