[Bathers, Brighton Beach]

12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
N 105
National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.573. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
This is likely a view of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, near Coney Island (fig. 1), where the Rothkos reportedly made day trips during the mid-1930s with the Averys—Milton (1885–1965), Sally, and March—and Esther and Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974) [Marla Price, “The Paintings of Milton Avery” (PhD diss., University of Virginia, 1982), 68].
[Bathers, Brighton Beach]
1. Bathers at Brighton Beach, c. 1910–1915, Bain News Service, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC.