[Untitled]

1986.56.637
Support
Dimensions
5.9 x 7 1/2 in. (15.1 x 18.9 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
N 5
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.637. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
This work numbers among a group of small watercolor paintings (see Related Works on Paper) related to a canvas of the period, Antigone, the title of which refers to the daughter of Oedipus described in Greek mythology and the titular protagonist of Sophocles’s tragedy (fig. 1).
[Untitled]
1. Mark Rothko, Antigone, 1939–1940, oil and charcoal on canvas, 34 x 45 ¾ in., National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 1986.43.119. [Anfam 178]
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