[Cityscape]

1986.56.591
Dimensions
8 x 10 1/2 in. (20.3 x 26.5 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
O 33
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.591. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
This work relates to a canvas dated c. 1936, Untitled (Cityscape) (fig. 1). Pictured at left may be the sculpture of Giuseppe Garibaldi by Giovanni Turini that stands in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, not far from the West Village apartment where Rothko lived at this time [David Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas (Washington, DC, and New Haven, 1998), 44n123] (fig. 2).
1. Mark Rothko, Untitled (Cityscape), c. 1936, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in., Collection of Christopher Rothko, © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko. [Anfam 85]
2. Berenice Abbott, Washington Square with statue of Garibaldi, Manhattan, 1936. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library.
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