Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
THREE SPHERES II (B./K./L./W. 339)
Lithograph, 1946, signed in pencil and numbered 7/40, on wove paper, framed
image: 260 by 465 mm 10¼ by 18¼ in
sheet: 398 by 607 mm 15¾ by 23⅞ in
With wide margins, in good condition apart from pale, slightly uneven mat-stain. The upper margin with three small pieces of brown tape, one with associated skinning at center, and a horizontal paper imperfection at right. A horizontal printer's crease in right margin at center. (An occasional tiny fox mark and a few soft handling creases. A tiny pencil mark(?) in the image at lower center.) The verso with remnants from prior hinging in the upper corners, two pressing slightly through and an area of associated skinning at upper left.
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