No. 3 Artist: Mark Rothko (American, born Russia, 1903–1970, D.F.A. (Hon.) 1969)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view

Oil on unprimed canvas


81 × 75 15/16 in. (205.7 × 192.9 cm)

Credit Line

Katharine Ordway Collection

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



Estate of the artist; sold through Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York, to Katherine Ordway [1899-1979], New York, January 30, 1968; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1980
  • American Art: Selections from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2023), 244–45, no. 117, ill
  • Sequoia Miller and John Stuart Gordon, The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2015–16), 64, fig. 53
  • Matthew Monteith, "The Explainers," in "Teaching with Art," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2013), 60
  • Lesley K. Baier, The Katharine Ordway Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 70–71, 73, 103, no. 44
  • Teruo Fujieda, "Special Feature: Mark Rothko," Mizue 888 (March 1979), 5–57, ill
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Object/Work type

abstract (general art genre)


Signed verso l.r. "MARK ROTHKO 1967"

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