Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
DRAGON (B./K./L./W. 379)
Wood engraving, 1952, signed in pencil and inscribed 'eigen druk', on Japan paper, framed
image: 321 by 241 mm 12⅝ by 9½ in
sheet: 400 by 320 mm 15¾ by 12⅝ in
The print is in good condition, with wide margins. A few tiny specks of grey ink? in the black at right. Margins with inconspicuous mat-stain and a few flecks of foxing. (Soft crease in bottom right corner. Hinges showing very slightly through at top corners.)
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.