National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Hand with Reflecting Sphere M.C. Escher (artist)
Dutch, 1898 - 1972
Hand with Reflecting Sphere, 1935
lithograph
image: 31.7 x 21.3 cm (12 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.) sheet: 42.7 x 31.7 cm (16 13/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
Bool 1981, no. 268
Rosenwald Collection
All M.C. Escher works © Cordon Art-Baarn-the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
1964.8.743
Not on View
From the Tour: M.C. Escher — Life and Work
Object 10 of 24

Escher and the interior of his studio in Rome are reflected in the mirrored sphere that he holds in his hand. Escher's preoccupation with mirrored reflections and visual illusion belongs to a tradition of northern European art established in the fifteenth century.

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