[Street with hydrant]

1986.56.581.b
Date
Medium
Support
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 12 in. (21.6 x 30.5 cm)
Estate/Inventory Number
W 459
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.56.581.b. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Other Side
1986.56.581.a
Remarks
Rothko used this drawing as the source for a pair of watercolors (figs. 1, 2). The suburban subject of the trio of works is similar to a painting by Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974) of Rockport Road in Rockport, Massachusetts (fig. 3). It is possible that Rothko made this drawing and the related watercolors while he and his wife Edith Sachar (1912–1981) were vacationing in Gloucester, Massachusetts, during the summer of 1934.
1. Mark Rothko, [Street with hydrant], watercolor and graphite on construction paper, 12 1/4 x 15 in., Collection of Christopher Rothko, © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.
2. Mark Rothko, [Street with hydrant], watercolor and graphite on construction paper, 12 1/4 x 15 in., Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel, © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.
3. Adolph Gottlieb, Untitled (Rockport Road), c. 1936, oil on Masonite, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.
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