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M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972) Tower of Babel

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$14,760$12,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972)

Tower of Babel, 1928 (Bool et al., 118). Signed "MCEscher" in pencil l.l., inscribed "eigendruk" in pencil l.r., initialed, dated, and inscribed within the block. Woodcut on fine Japan paper, image size 24 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. (62.0 x 38.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Margins over 2 inches with deckled left edge, gentle cockling (especially to left margin), foxing and unobtrusive toning to margins.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

The sheet measures 28 5/8 x 19 7/8 in. Old cloth tape hinges to upper edge recto.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Japan, Artists, Escher, Foxing, M. C. Escher, Pencil, Tower of Babel, Visual arts, Woodcuts

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