Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
CONTRAST (ORDER AND CHAOS) (B./K./L./W. 366)
Lithograph, 1950, signed in pencil, on smooth wove paper, framed
image: 280 by 280 mm 11 by 11 in
sheet: 369 by 374 mm 14½ by 14¾ in
With wide margins, in generally good condition apart from a hard diagonal crease at lower left just above the signature, measuring approx. 8 in. The margins with a few smaller creases, very faint mat-stain and four erased pencil marks. The sheet edges with two small bands of old tape at left and right and associated bands of skinning at top and bottom. (A thin band of adhesive stain along upper sheet edge 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.