M. C. ESCHER | DRAWING HANDS (B./K./L./W. 355)
Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
DRAWING HANDS (B./K./L./W. 355)
Lithograph, 1948, signed in pencil and numbered 5/17, on wove paper, framed
image: 282 by 332 mm 11⅛ by 13⅛ in
sheet: 331 by 392 mm 13 by 15 ⅜ in
With margins, in generally good condition except the sheet is trimmed and skillfully backed with Japan. Pale mottled discoloration, mostly in the margins, apparent only on close inspection. Several very skillful and obtrusive repaired skinned spots and one cut in the margins.
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