The nude female figure study on this sheet relates to a nude female that appears in a pair of oil paintings from about this period (figs. 1, 2). The sketch of a fireplace in the same vignette on this sheet appears in another oil painting (fig. 3), and the drawing of a still life with vase and bottle on a table appears to have been the model for yet another oil painting (fig. 4). The vase appears in a pair of canvases (figs. 5, 6) and in several other drawings (see Related Works on Paper).
Mark Rothko: Works on Paper will ultimately document approximately 2,600 works from public and private collections worldwide. Cataloging is ongoing, and works and information will be added to the site during the coming years.