This drawing relates closely to a canvas dated to 1935/1936 (fig. 1). The style of the drawing suggests a date slightly later than that assigned to the canvas. Splattered with paint, this sheet might have been in proximity when Rothko executed the canvas, raising the possibility that the canvas was painted later than 1935/1936.
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.