On 6 March 1938 Jan Escher is born. After George (1926) and Arthur (1928) it’s the third son for Maurits and Jetta, an afterthought. Just as he did for Arthur, Escher creates the birth anouncement himself.
A cradle with angels in 1928 and for Jan a cradle wit sails at sea. Surrounded by birds and fishes, just like in the prints Sky and Water I and II which he would make later in 1938.