Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
BOND OF UNION (B./K./L./W. 409)
Lithograph, 1956, signed in pencil and numbered 45/56 II, on wove paper, framed
image: 258 by 333 mm 10⅛ by 13⅛ in
sheet: 381 by 449 mm 15 by 17¾ in
With wide margins, in good condition apart from paper imperfections (creases) at top right corner, evident only on the recto, and a horizontal scuff at bottom right of image, skillfully touched-in. Margins with pale uneven discoloration, some traces of stray ink and a few handling creases. A few pale fox marks, recto and verso. Verso with remains from prior hinging at top corners.
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