M.C. Escher (1898-1972)

Emblemata - Toadstool, 1931
7.12 x 5.50 in (18.08 x 13.97 cm)
Price on Request
Limited-edition of 300 inscribed in pencil lower margin Initialed "MCE" in the plate lower left corner Catalogue raisonné: Bool #177 © The M.C. Escher Company B.V.

The Latin text at the top reads: ‘Dissolutionis ex humore speciose praefloresco‘, translates something like this: ‘I begin to blossom gorgeously out of the fluids of disintegration.’
A translation of the Dutch poem in the lower section reads: ‘Secret growth, legacy of the night, spongily I rise, a serene beauty’