[Man in chair]

1986.43.195
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (29.2 x 22.5 cm)
Inscription
Lower right in graphite: MRothkowitz
Estate/Inventory Number
1067.25–27
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.43.195. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
Rothko’s use of a nonmimetic palette for this figure recalls canvases he painted around this time of a reclining blue-green nude (fig. 1) and a man with a green face (fig. 2).
1. Mark Rothko, Untitled [Reclining Nude], 1933/1934, oil on canvas, 12 x 36 in., Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel, © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko. [Anfam 42]
2. Mark Rothko, Untitled (man with green face), 1934/1935, oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 24 in., National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 1986.43.100. [Anfam 65]
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