[Two seated women]

Dimensions
11 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (30.2 x 37.5 cm)
Inscription
Lower right in graphite: MRothkowit[z]
Estate/Inventory Number
N 96
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.569. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
In at least two depictions in 1933/1934, Rothko painted two women seated in close proximity and seemingly engaged in conversation (figs. 1, 2). This watercolor is signed and shows evidence of having once been mounted, indicating that it may have been exhibited; if so, no corroborating exhibition checklists have been found.
1. Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1933/1934, oil on black linen, 18 5/8 x 15 5/8 in., Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 85.289.1. [Anfam 51]
2. Mark Rothko, Untitled (two seated women), c. 1934, oil on canvas, 31 3/8 x 23 1/2 in., National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 1986.43.23. [Anfam 56]
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