Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
ENCOUNTER (B./K./L./W. 331)
Lithograph, 1944, signed in pencil and numbered 28/30 III, on wove paper, framed
image: 342 by 468 mm 13½ by 18⅜ in
sheet: 453 by 583 mm 17¾ by 22⅞ in
With wide margins, in good condition apart from very faint mat-stain. A few spots of inconspicuous white soiling in the image. (Top and bottom sheet edges slightly uneven.) Verso with remains of prior hinges at top corners, a few small fox marks and a small blue stain, not showing through.
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.