[Bathers on the beach]

1986.56.539
Date
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (28.4 x 38.7 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
O 66
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.539. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
This watercolor of four bathers—two women and two children—on the beach was almost certainly painted in Gloucester, Massachusetts, during the summer of 1934 when Rothko and his wife Edith Sachar (1912–1981) vacationed there with the Averys—Milton (1885–1965), Sally, and March—and Esther and Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974).
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