Artworks and Artists
Mummified Frog

Mummified Frog,
August 1946
Escher, M.C.
mezzotint on laid paper
23.3 x 29.6 cm; plate: 13.9 x 17.6 cm


Mummified Frog shows Escher's fascination with the unfamiliar. According to George Escher, his father found the frog behind a piece of furniture in his studio. The artist immortalized his find in this mezzotint engraving, challenging himself to render the subtle shimmer of the dried skin with a technique he had never used before.