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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Mark Rothko, American (Dvinsk, Russia 1903 - 1970 New York, NY)
Untitled (Blue, Green)
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Acrylic on paper mounted on linen
99.1 x 65.4 cm (39 x 25 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: under linen mount on back: Mark Rothko, Signed Date: 1969


Recorded Ownership History
[Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York, New York], sold; to Private Collector, 1969, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1972.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift in memory of Nicholas Gagarin, '70
© 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

  • Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, p. 95, f. 91
  • Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), pp. 4, 11, cat. 36
  • Modern Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan, 1999)
  • Adam Greenhalgh, Mark Rothko: Paintings on Paper, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art and Yale University Press (Washington, New Haven, and London, 2023), pp. 139, 185, plate 70, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

  • Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Lincoln Laboratory, 1986, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986
  • American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994
  • Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000
  • Mark Rothko: Paintings on Paper, National Gallery of Art, 11/19/2023 - 03/31/2024

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