[Tin snips and mallet] Gyral Sketch Book 2, page 50

Medium
Support
Dimensions
7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.645.48. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Remarks
This study relates to a pair of small oil paintings of  tools, possibly those belonging to Rothko’s wife Edith, who practiced jewelry and metalworking during the 1930s (figs. 1, 2).
1. Mark Rothko, Untitled (still life with mallet, scissors and two gloves), 1938/1939, oil on gesso board, 2 15/16 x 4 15/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 1986.56.659. [Anfam 152]
2. Mark Rothko, Untitled (still life with mallet, scissors and glove), 1938/1939, oil on gesso board, 4 15/16 x 6 15/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 1986.56.655. [Anfam 153]
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