M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher Figurative Print - Regular Division of the Plane
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 2 images

M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher
Regular Division of the Plane

1957

About

In red ink (very rare); the complete set of 6 with book and colophon Limited-edition of 175 Catalogue raisonné (Bool) #416-423 All initialed "MCE" and dated in each plate © The M.C. Escher Company B.V. Regular Division of the Plane was commissioned by a Dutch bibliophile book society, 'The De Roos Foundation' to write and illustrate a book about Escher's symmetry artwork. The book's title in Dutch was 'Regelmatige Vlakverdelig,' or 'The Regular Division of the Plane.' The book has been reproduced and translated in several of the important books about Escher's work, and this is considered the most important document containing the artist's explanation of his methods and inspirations. The deRoos Foundation published a fine book now and then on a subscription basis for its members only. The edition of the book was only 175 examples, though it is hard to imagine today a fine, handprinted book created in an edition of only 175. But so it was, and each book was numbered from the edition and carefully printed with full-page woodcuts by Escher created directly from his hand-carved woodblocks. This was one of the few times when Escher explained himself at length in words and pictures, so this is a critical document which came at the peak of Escher's creative powers (he was about sixty years old at the time, and had been working with symmetry designs for over twenty years). Escher has written that he was flattered by this commission, that the book was beautifully produced, and that he felt he had been well-compensated for his work. The book contained six original woodcuts by Escher, printed within the book as black and white woodcuts surrounded by grey borders, with type on the back of each sheet. Additionally, at the back of the book was a separate portfolio of the six woodcuts printed in dark red ink. Since the book was sold by subscription to scholars and book collectors, very few examples of the book and its related prints have ever appeared on the market.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 9.5 in. x W 7.13 in.H 24.13 cm x W 18.12 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1062355152
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Regular Division of the Plane III
M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher
1950s Surrealist Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Limited-edition of 175 Initialed "MCE 57" in the block lower left corner Catalogue raisonné (Bool) #: 418 Framed dimensions: 15.5 high x 18.5 wide inches © The M.C. Escher Compa...
St. Matthew Passion by Bach
M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher
1930s Surrealist Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Woodcut in purple ink Initialed "MCE" in the block lower center Catalogue Raisonné: #Bool 302 Framed dimensions: 16 high x 14 wide inches © The M.C. Escher Company B.V.
Emblemata - Retreat
M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher
1930s Surrealist Prints and Multiples
Woodcut
Limited-edition of 300 Numbered in pencil bottom center Initialed 'MCE' in the plate lower right Framed dimensions: 15 high x 12 wide inches Bool # (catalogue raisonné)183 © The M....
Regular Division of the Plane V (Ants and Lizards)
M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher
1950s Surrealist Animal Prints
Woodcut
Limited-edition of 175 Catalogue Raisonné: Bool #420 Initialed "MCE" and dated "'57" in ink lower right Comes with Certificate of Authenticity © The M.C. Escher Company B.V.
You May Also Like
Mosaic II - 1950s - Maurits Cornelis Escher - L...
M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher
1950s Modern Figurative Prints
Lithograph
Hand signed and numbered. Edition of 56 prints. Perfect conditions. References: Cat. Locher n.222
Rippled Surface
M.C. (Maurits Cornelius) Escher
Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Prints
Woodcut
A superb original impression of the famous Rippled Surface by Escher. Linocut on laid Japanese paper. Additional image shows verso of the printed sheet. This copy is unsigned which...
Green Power - 180/249
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Woodcut print, "Green Power" by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1979. Print number 180/249 in a brass frame. Dimensions of frame: 41 in. H x 33 in. W x 1 in. D Artist biogra...
Song of the Whales - 167/250
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints
Woodcut
Woodcut print, "Song of the Whales" by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1979. Print number 167/250. Dimensions of frame: 30 in. H x 24 in. W x 1 in. D Artist biography: Fried...
Puppet Theatre
Junichiro Sekino
1950s Surrealist Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Jun’ichiro Sekino (1914-1988) Eizo and matsuomaru bunraku (Puppet Theatre) circa 1953. Yoshida Eizō handles the puppet Matsuomaru, a medieval warrior. There is more than one edition ...
Koho-an Dairoku-ji In Kyoto
Kiyoshi Saitō
1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Kiyoshi Saitō (1907 – 1997) Koho-an Dairoku-ji in Kyoto 1961 signature and seal lower left. Visible: 20.5” x 14.75”. Frame: 29.5” x 23”.
 Non-glare glass makes photography difficult...
Heaven 22 - The Angel of the 7th Heaven - woodc...
Salvador Dalí
1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Heaven 22 - The Angel of the 7th Heaven From the "Divine Comedy" Wood engraving from "Divine Comedy" with the printed signature 1960/63 Printed on paper Ve...
Purgatory 30 - The Announcement of a Great Even...
Salvador Dalí
1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints
Woodcut
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Purgatory 30 - The Announcement of a Great Event Wood engraving from "Divine Comedy" with the printed signature 1960/63 Printed on paper Vélin B...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries