Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
PATH OF LIFE III (B./K./L./W. 445)
Woodcut printed in red and black, 1966, signed in pencil and inscribed 'eigen druk', on tissue-thin Japan paper, framed
image: 366 by 371 mm 14⅜ by 14⅝ in
sheet: 462 by 463 mm 18¼ by 18¼ in
With wide margins, in good condition except the red is slightly attenuated. (Margins with very faint mat-stain, traces of stray ink and a few tiny spots of pale discoloration.)
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.