[Woman with violin]

1986.56.44
Dimensions
9 15/16 x 8 in. (25.2 x 20.3 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
W 262
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.44. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
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 drawing, 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.
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