National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Castrovalva M.C. Escher (artist)
Dutch, 1898 - 1972
Castrovalva, 1930
image: 52.7 x 42.1 cm (20 3/4 x 16 9/16 in.) sheet: 60.6 x 48.5 cm (23 7/8 x 19 1/8 in.)
Bool 1981, no. 132
Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt Collection
All M.C. Escher works © Cordon Art-Baarn-the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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From the Tour: M.C. Escher — Life and Work
Object 6 of 24

In May and June 1929 Escher traveled through the mountainous landscape of Abruzzi, Italy, planning to produce an illustrated book on the region. This never materialized, but he did create 28 drawings on which he based prints, including this lithograph depicting the town of Castrovalva.

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