Maurits Cornelis Escher
Draaikolken (Whirlpools) (B.423)
woodengraving and woodcut printed in red, grey and black from two blocks, first state, 1957, a good impression on Japan, signed and dated in pencil, inscribed eigen druk, with margins, pale mountstaining, the upper sheet edge discoloured, few indentations in the sheet margins, various registration holes just outside the blocks, another small hole in the upper left, just outside the image, the extreme left sheet edge taped to the mount with two strips of cellotape, otherwise generally in very good condition
L. 438 x 235 mm.; S. 553 x 323 mm.
This woodcut was aquired directly from the artist by the present owner. M.C. Escher reluctantly sold the print.
See colour illustration
In the second state of this print Escher incorporated his usual monogram and date.