Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
RIND (B./K./L./W. 401)
Wood engraving and woodcut printed in colors, 1955, signed in pencil and inscribed 'eigen druk', on laid Japan paper, framed
image: 343 by 235 mm 13½ by 9¼ in
sheet: 424 by 291 mm 16¾ by 11½ in
With wide margins, the print is in good condition apart from very faint, slightly uneven discoloration and some printer's creases in the margins, a few extending slightly into the image. The sheet edges with several small thinned spots at left and a few tiny spots of pale adhesive stain.
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.