Asselberg Commissions

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M.C. Escher

The Asselbergs were friends of Escher, prominent art patrons and the owners of the ‘Eenhoorn Pres” (The Unicorn Press) publishing company.  The New Years cards were commissioned by the Asselbergs for their private collection as well as to give out as New Year's gifts to their friends as was the European tradition.

Asselberg Commissions : Unicorns (Asselbergs New Year

M.C. Escher Dutch (1898 - 1972)

Unicorns (Asselbergs New Year's Greeting Card, 1951)

Medium: Wood engraving on thick cream wove paper
Year: October 1950
References: Reference: Bool 371
Size: 4-1/2 x 3-1/8 inches
Stock Number: [45538c]
Price on Request

Asselberg Commissions : Fish and Boats (Asselbergs New Year

M.C. Escher Dutch (1898 - 1972)

Fish and Boats (Asselbergs New Year's Greeting Card 1949)

Medium: Woodcut on wove paper
Year: November 1948
References: Reference: Bool 360
Size: 6 x 5-1/2 inches
Stock Number: [45315c]