[Bathers at the beach]

Date
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 14.9 in. (28.6 x 37.9 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
1068.25–27
Collection
Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
This watercolor of three bathers was almost certainly painted in Gloucester, Massachusetts, during the summer of 1934 when Rothko and his wife Edith Sachar (1912–1981) vacationed there with the Averys—Milton (1885–1965), Sally, and March—and Esther and Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974). The number assigned during Rothko’s inventory of 1968/1969 erroneously signifies a creation date of 1925–1927 for this work.
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