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Description: M.C.Escher(Netherlands, 1898 - 1972)Water, Felicitas 1956 Eugene & Willy Strenscolor woodcutsigned in the block.

Eugene and Willy Strens were patrons of the arts, specifically woodcuts. Their main interest lie in ex libris (bookplates) of which Escher produced many. They commissioned Escher to create four sequential New Year?s Cards. Escher crafted The Four Elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) and created amply themed and colored tessellations to represent the four basic components of Hellenic physics.6 3/4" x 6" (image), 14 1/4"H x 13 1/4"W (frame).

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September 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Indianapolis, IN, US

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