Maurits Cornelis "M.C." Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972). Woodcut on paper print titled "Padlock" from the series "Emblemata XXIV," ca. 1931. The work depicts a padlock with text above and below that reads "Repulsae Suspiciosae Torva Suboles [Repulsed by the Suspicious Scowl of the Underlings]" and "Van Kwade Trouw Het Beeld, Versperrend Naar Vermogen; In Onmin Eens Geteeld, In Achterdocht Getogen. [The image of bad faith, blocking the way as best as it can; once born in enmity, bred in suspicion." Pencil numbered 147/300 along the lower right.Sight; height: 7 1/2 in x width: 6 1/2 in. Framed; height: 20 3/4 in x width: 19 3/4 in.
There are no visible rips, losses, or restorations. The sheet is toned. Some light wear to the frame; framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame.
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