Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
SKY AND WATER II (B./K./L./W. 308)
Woodcut, 1938, signed in pencil and inscribed 'eigen druk', on Japan paper, framed
image: 620 by 405 mm 24⅜ by 15⅞ in
sheet: 698 by 474 mm 27½ by 18¾ in
With margins, in good condition apart from some scuffs in the black, mainly in lower half of the sheet, and very pale mat-stain in the margins. Slight rippling at top sheet edge and a few soft creases, mainly in the margins. Bottom sheet edge unevenly trimmed with accompanying thinned spot at lower left. A small nick at lower right sheet edge.
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.