© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1986.632
People
Mark Rothko, American (Dvinsk, Russia 1903 - 1970 New York, NY)
Title
Untitled (Study for Harvard Murals) (recto and verso)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1961
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Tempera on purple construction paper
Dimensions
actual: 18 x 31.2 cm (7 1/16 x 12 5/16 in.)
Provenance
Mark Rothko; to the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., New York, New York, 1970, gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1986.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.
Copyright
© Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
1986.632
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Bonnie Clearwater, Mark Rothko: Works on Paper, Hudson Hills Press (New York, NY, 1984), no. 56, repr.

Eliminating the Obstacles between the Painter and the Observer: the Mark Rothko Foundation, 1976-198, Mark Rothko Foundation (New York, NY, 1986?), p. 54

Marjorie B. Cohn, ed., Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals, Center for Conservation Studies, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1988), p. 58, repr. p. 59 (r&v); recto, fig. 27; verso, p. 36

Mark Rothko, exh. cat., Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona, Spain, 2000), repr. p. 125 (color)

Mark Rothko: "A Consummated Experience between Picture and Onlooker", exh. cat., Hatje Cantz Publishers [Fondation Beyeler] (Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany [Basel, Switzerland], 2001), no. 84, repr. (color)

Oliver Wick, Mark Rothko: Works on Paper 1930-1969; Herbert Matter and Kurt Blum: Two Swiss Photographers Encounter Mark Rothko, exh. cat., Galerie Beyeler (Basel, 2005), p. 30, note 34

Annie Wilker and Jens Stenger, "A Technical Analysis of the Materials Used in Mark Rothko's Mural Studies" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2008), Unpublished, passim

Exhibition History

Mark Rothko: Works on Paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 05/06/1984 - 08/05/1984; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 11/03/1984 - 01/06/1985; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 05/02/1985 - 06/16/1985; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, 11/22/1985 - 01/13/1986; Portland Art Museum, Portland, 02/09/1986 - 04/06/1986; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 05/04/1986 - 06/29/1986; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 07/18/1986 - 09/01/1986; Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, 09/19/1986 - 11/09/1986

Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/06/1988 - 10/02/1988

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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