T01164 Black on Maroon 1959
Inscribed 'MARK ROTHKO | 1959' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 105 x 90 (266.5 x 228.5)
Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1969
The direction of the paint dribbles shows that it was painted at least two different ways up.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.661, reproduced p.661