Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
OTHER WORLD (B./K./L./W. 348)
Wood engraving and woodcut printed in colors, 1947, signed in pencil and inscribed 'eigen druk', on Japan paper, framed
image: 317 by 260 mm 12½ by 10¼ in
sheet: 389 by 325 mm 15¼ by 12¾ in
With wide margins (the lower sheet edge very slightly uneven), in good condition apart from faint mat-stain and two unobtrusive printer's creases at bottom, the longer measuring approx. 5 1/4 in. and extending into the image. An imperfection in the left deckle and very faint offprinting in the lower margin. A few pale fox marks in the margins and on the verso.
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.
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