[Woman braiding her hair]

Support
Dimensions
18 x 12 1/8 in. (45.7 x 30.8 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
N 82
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.617. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Related Works on Paper
[Woman combing her hair]

[Woman combing her hair]

1932/1933

1986.56.602
[Woman in green armchair]

[Woman in green armchair]

1933/1934

1986.56.564
[Irene Golden]

[Irene Golden]

1933/1934

1986.56.484
Portrait

Portrait

1933/1934

1986.43.202
Remarks
This watercolor shares a subject with a canvas of c. 1934, Untitled (girl with pigtails) (fig. 1). Rothko’s wife Edith reportedly favored a long braid. This work is a variation on a subject that Rothko had treated slightly earlier: a woman combing her hair (fig. 2).
1. Mark Rothko, Untitled (girl with pigtails), c. 1934, oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 22 5/8 x 3 7/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 1986.43.90. [Anfam 61]
2. Mark Rothko, Woman Combing Hair, 1932/1933, oil on canvas mounted on board, 31 3/4 x 24 in., Collection of Christopher Rothko, © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko. [Anfam 24]
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