[Woman with violin]

9 15/16 x 8 in. (25.2 x 20.3 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
W 260
Collection of Christopher Rothko. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Rothko’s cousin Sylvia Weinstein Margulis was an accomplished concert violinist who performed with the Portland (Oregon) Symphony orchestra. She may be the subject of this watercolor, which might have been made by Rothko during a visit to Portland in 1933. [Woman with violin] is stylistically similar to other works dated here as 1932/1933, such as [Woman combing her hair].