M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
ASCENDING AND DESCENDING (B./K./L./W. 435)
Lithograph, 1960, signed in pencil and inscribed 'No. 46/108 III', on wove paper, framed
image: 355 by 285 mm 14 by 11¼ in
sheet: 478 by 395 mm 18¾ by 15½ in
With wide margins, the print is in good condition apart from pale light-stain, a few small spots of discoloration and the sheet edges slightly uneven. (A few minor handling creases and spots of stray graphite. Very slight rubbing in upper right margin and some tiny fox marks on the verso.)
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.