Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
THREE WORLDS (B./K./L./W. 405)
Lithograph, 1955, signed in pencil and numbered 26/40, on wove paper, framed
image: 364 by 248 mm 14¼ by 9¾ in
sheet: 482 by 326 mm 18⅞ by 12¾ in
With margins, in good condition apart from sharp handling creases and pale mat-stain in the margins (a few creases extending into the image at top, no more than half an inch). A minuscule shiny fleck of adhesive in the water just below the fish's head.
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.