M.C. Escher (1898-1972 Dutch)
"Fire," 1955 and "Water," 1956 (two works)
Two-color block prints on cream paper framed together under glass
Image: 6.25" H x 5.25" W (each)

Notes: No. 3 and No. 4 of The Four Elements New Year's Cards made for Eugene and Willy Strens, patrons of the artist.

  • Condition: Each: Generally good condition. Minor toning to the paper. Mounted to the recto mat with artist's tape along the upper edge and in the lower corners. The tape has caused staining to the paper on the recto.
    Each: Sheet: 6.75" H x 6" W; Frame: 15.75" H x 22.75" W x 1" D

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