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MC Escher "Convex and Concave" lithograph.

June 19 | Summer Fine Sale

MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER (Dutch 1898-1972) Convex and Concave (Hol en Bol) Lithograph. Image: 11 x 13 1/4 inches; Sheet: 16 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches. Signed in pencil and numbered lower left: MC Escher No. 9/56 IV (from the fourth state). Provenance: Purchased from the artist in the Netherlands by the owners grandfather and passed to the current owner through descent. Literature: Bool, F.H. et al. M.C. Escher: His Life and Complete Graphic Work. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1981; English-language edition, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1982. no. 399 CONDITION: In overall good condition. The work has been restored by Zukor Art Conservation, Oakland CA in 2018. (Previous condition: Print is in fairly good condition; the only damage is warpage primarily on the top edge and some slight denting overall. There are two strips of Japanese paper used at hinges at corners of the verso that are also causing some unevenness and a crease on the top right). The conservationist did minor surface cleaning, mechanical and aqueous removal of paper hinges on the verso. Washing and alkalizing in a series of filtered water baths, pH 7.0-8.5 to dissolve residual adhesive beneath tape and fully relax paper support overall. Flattening between polyester sheets and blotters, under weight, until dry (2 hours). Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

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