Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
HELL (AFTER HIERONYMOUS BOSCH) (B./K./L./W. 278)
Lithograph, 1935, signed in pencil and numbered 19/20, on wove paper, framed
image: 250 by 215 mm 9¾ by 8½ in
sheet: 334 by 262 mm 13⅛ by 10¼ in
With wide margins, in good condition apart from very faint mat-stain. (Soft creases, visible mainly on the verso, and a tiny sharper crease at upper right extreme sheet edge. Inconspicuous remains from previous hinge at top right corner, recto.)
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.