This work relates to a 1944 canvas, Ritual, that was exhibited in Mark Rothko Paintings at Art of This Century, New York, January 9–February 4, 1945 (fig. 1).
1. Mark Rothko, Ritual, 1944, oil, graphite on canvas, 53 7/16 x 39 in., Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986, 1986.1, Copyright Estate of Mark Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. [Anfam 232]
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