On 6 March 1938 Jan Escher is born. Following George (1926) and Arthur (1928), he is the third son of Maurits and Jetta. Just as he did for Arthur, Escher created the birth announcement himself.
A cradle with angels in 1928 for the birth announcement card for Arthur and for Jan a cradle with sails at sea. Surrounded by birds and fish, just like in the prints Sky and Water I and II, which he would go on to create later in 1938.