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image of Development I M.C. Escher (artist)
Dutch, 1898 - 1972
Development I, 1937
woodcut
image: 43.9 x 44.4 cm (17 5/16 x 17 1/2 in.) sheet: 55.6 x 52.5 cm (21 7/8 x 20 11/16 in.)
Bool 1981, no. 300
Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt Collection
All M.C. Escher works © Cordon Art-Baarn-the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
1974.28.7
Not on View
From the Tour: M.C. Escher — Life and Work
Object 13 of 24

This is one of Escher's earliest prints to demonstrate his theory of the "regular division of the plane," which he described as follows: "A plane, which should be considered limitless on all sides, can be filled with or divided into similar geometric figures that border each other on all sides without leaving any empty spaces. This can be carried on to infinity according to a limited number of systems."

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