As a young artist in New York in the 1940s, Rothschild quickly developed a spare and highly original abstract style. Setting herself apart from the Abstract Expressionists, Rothschild believed that abstract painting was a response to visual experience rather than an evocation of inchoate feelings. Her predilection for a formal rigor is perfectly expressed in this piece, tautly composed of interlocking color planes, drawn lines, and bits of collage.
John Wilmerding et al., American Art in the Princeton University Art Museum: volume 1: drawings and watercolors,(Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum; New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, 2004).
"Acquisitions of the Princeton University Art Museum 2002," Record of the Princeton University Art Museum 62 (2003): p. 107-161.