Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
SKY AND WATER I (B./K./L./W. 306)
Woodcut, 1938, signed in pencil, on Japan paper, framed
image: 439 by 439 mm 17¼ by 17¼ in
sheet: 520 by 488 mm 20½ by 19¼ in
With margins, in good condition apart from pale mat-stain and four small faint damp-stains at bottom sheet edge. Inconspicuous creasing throughout and a few pale fox marks, recto and verso. (A few scuffs in the black. Remains from prior hinges at top corners, 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.
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.