M. C. ESCHER | EYE (B./K./L./W. 344)
Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
EYE (B./K./L./W. 344)
Mezzotint, 1946, signed in pencil, inscribed 'eigen druk' and numbered 'No. 5', on Van Gelder Zonen laid paper, framed
plate: 149 by 197 mm 5⅞ by 7¾ in
sheet: 255 by 319 mm 10 by 12½ in
With full margins, in good condition apart from very pale mat-stain. Two tiny inconspicuous tears, one approx. 7 mm in the lower sheet edge, and the other approx. 2 mm in the left sheet edge, both stabilized with Japan. (A few minor specks of foxing, visible only on close inspection.)
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