DescriptionM. C. ESCHER (Dutch, 1898-1972)
Lithograph on paper
15 x 11-3/4 inches (38.1 x 29.8 cm)
Dated and initialed in the plate lower right: X - '61 / M C E
Signed in graphite lower left: M. Escher
Inscribed in graphite lower center: No 12/103 III Für Paul und Martha Keller, mit herzlicher Zuneigung, von Mark E. Baarn, September 1968.
Gift from the artist to grand-mother of current owner (cousin of Mrs. Escher);
Private collection, by decent from the above.
F. H. Bool, M. C. Escher, His Life and Complete Graphic Work: With a Fully Illustrated Catalogue, New York, 1982, p. 323, no. 439.
Mat burn along edges. The overall size of the paper is 19-3/4 x 15-3/4. Paper is hinged onto board; time and light staining on verso with remains of tape from previous framing along left and right edges not visible recto.
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