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Siena, December 1922

M.C. Escher
Dutch, 1898 - 1972
woodcut on japan paper
47.1 x 33.2 cm; image: 32.1 x 21.9 cm
Gift of George Escher, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 1985
National Gallery of Canada (no. 29460)
© Cordon Art B.V. - Baarn - Netherlands. Used by Permission. All rights reserved.

The city of Siena is set on top of three hills not far from Florence. Escher's view places us within one of its many winding medieval streets, looking towards the Piazza del Campo - the main square - and the tower (1348) of the Palazzo Pubblico.


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