M. C. ESCHER | UP AND DOWN (B./K./L./W. 352)
Property of a Private American Collector
M. C. ESCHER
1898 - 1972
UP AND DOWN (B./K./L./W. 352)
Lithograph, 1947, signed in pencil, on wove paper, framed
image: 503 by 205 mm 19¾ by 8⅛ in
sheet: 638 by 340 mm 25 ⅛ by 13 ⅜ in
With wide margins, in generally good condition apart from a minuscule scratch in the signature, and a tiny, skillfully repaired and touched-in hole in the window at upper right. Some soft creases in the margins, a few touching the image at left, and pale discoloration, comprising mat-stain, an occasional fox mark, and faint adhesive stain along the sheet edges, with associated minor rubbing in spots. (A tiny spot of stray ink near the right sheet edge.)
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