29 June 2005
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972)
Day and Night (Bool 303)
woodcut in black and grey, 1938, on tissue thin laid Japon, signed in pencil, inscribed 'eigen druk' (self printed), with wide margins, a very thin line of glue towards the lower sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition
B. 391 x 677 mm., S. 484 x 767 mm.
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