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image of The Second Day of the Creation M.C. Escher (artist)
Dutch, 1898 - 1972
The Second Day of the Creation, 1925
woodcut
image: 27.9 x 37.5 cm (11 x 14 3/4 in.) sheet: 30.4 x 45.6 cm (11 15/16 x 17 15/16 in.)
Bool 1981, no. 105
Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt Collection
All M.C. Escher works © Cordon Art-Baarn-the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
1973.65.7
Not on View
From the Tour: M.C. Escher — Life and Work
Object 4 of 24

From December 1925 to March 1926 Escher worked on a series of six woodcuts on the theme of the Creation. This one depicts the division of sky and water. A Dutch educational association bought 300 impressions of this woodcut to hang in public schools.

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