Digitally restored scan of a 1964 Ektachrome transparency © President and Fellows of Harvard College. Reproduction and downloading of copyrighted artwork is prohibited without permission of copyright holder.
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Mark Rothko, American (Dvinsk, Russia 1903 - 1970 New York, NY)
Panel One (Harvard Mural Triptych)
Other Titles
Former Title: Panel #1
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Egg tempera and distemper on canvas
267.3 x 297.8 cm (105 1/4 x 117 1/4 in.)
Gift of the artist 1962-1965 (Commissioned by Harvard University Society of Fellows, 1961-1962); to Harvard University, transfer; to Harvard Art Museums, 2011.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Anfam 737
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from Harvard University, Gift of the Artist
© Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, Paintings and Writings by Mark Rothko, Taschen (Köln, German, 1998), pp. 20 (repr. color), 21

Mark Rothko, exh. cat., Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona, Spain, 2000), repr. p. 127 (color)

Mark Rothko: "A Consummated Experience between Picture and Onlooker", exh. cat., Hatje Cantz Publishers [Fondation Beyeler] (Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany [Basel, Switzerland], 2001), no.59, repr. (color)

Jacob Baal-Teshuva, Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: Pictures As Drama, Tashen (Cologne, Germany, 2003), p. 69, repr. (color)

Jens Stenger, Narayan Khandekar, Ramesh Raskar, Santiago Cuellar, Ankit Mohan, and Rudolph Gschwind, "Conservation of a room: A treatment proposal for Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals", Studies in Conservation, Taylor and Francis Group (10.1179/2047058415Y.0000000010, published online March 15, 2016), vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 348-361

Jens Stenger, Narayan Khandekar, Annie Wilker, Katya Kallsen, Daniel Kirby, and Katherine Eremin, "The making of Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals", Studies in Conservation, Taylor and Francis Group (10.1179/2047058415Y.0000000009, published online March 15, 2016), vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 331-347

Exhibition History

Mark Rothko, Fundació Joan Miró, 08038 Barcelona, 11/25/2000 - 01/28/2001; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, 02/18/2001 - 04/29/2001

Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 07/26/2015

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