Table 3 - Listing the 137 Periodic Drawings, with Border Choice

The essence of Table 3 is not of simply listing Escher's 137 periodic drawings, but rather that of determining what Escher did to border his tessellations, or otherwise. On occasions, he chose not to have a border line, with the edges of the tile determined by colour alone of the motif. Ideally, this would be a simple listing, but various factors militate about this:
Revised working, where the revision has obliterated the original e.g.No.54, of October 1942 and April 1963
'Instructional' tessellation, e.g. 136
Imprecise outline
The following key applies:
Colour. Motifs defined as by their colour alone, without an 'extraneous' border line. Included in this category are black and white 
Outlined. Motifs with a decided outline (albeit of different thickness), with a black line by default, with occasionally a different colour, as stated 
Unclassified. Occasionally, it is not possible to place easily into the above categories. These I term as 'unclassified'.




No

Common name as given by Doris Schattschneider

Date

Border

1

Doglike ‘Lion’

1926 or ‘27

Colour

2

Lion

1926 or ‘27

Colour

3

Weightlifter

December 1936

Colour

4

Chinese Boy

December 1936

Colour

5

Strongman

1937-‘38

Colour

6

Camel

1937-‘38

Colour

7

Squirrel

October 1936

Colour

8

Horse

1937-‘38

Colour

9

Bird

1937-‘38

Colour

10

Fish

1937-‘38

Colour

11

Sea Horse

1937-‘38

Colour

12

Butterfly

1937-‘38

Colour

13

Dragonfly

1937-‘38

Colour

14

Lizard

November 1937

Colour

15

Lizard

November 1937

Two Versions

16

Greyhound

Beginning 1938

Colour

17

Eagle

Beginning 1938

Colour

18

Two Birds

February 1938

Outline

19

Bird

February 1938

Colour

20

Fish

March 1938

Outline

21

Imp

May 1938

Uncertain

22

Bird/Fish

June 1938

Outline

23

Bird

July 1938

Colour

24

Bird/ Fish

November 1938

Colour

25

Reptile

January 1939

Colour

26

Bird/Bug

November 1938

Colour

27

Insect/Fish

March 1938

Colour

28

Three Birds

November 1938

Colour

29

Bird/Fish

December 1939

Colour

30

Fish/Boat

March 1940

Colour

31

Fish

April 1940

Colour

32

Fish

April 1940

Colour

33

Lizard

December 1940

Colour

34

Bird/Fish

March 1941

Colour

34A

Bird/Fish

March 1941

Colour

34B

Bird/Fish

c.1941 March

Colour

35

Lizard

July 1941

Unclassified

36

Snake

July 1941

Colour

37

Beetles

July 1941

Colour

38

Butterflies

July1941

Colour

39

Bugs

July 1941

Unclassified

40

Crabs

July 1941

Colour

41

Fish

July 1941

Unclassified

42

Shells and Starfish

August1941

Colour

43

Flowers/Leaves

August 1941

Colour

44

Bird

December 1941

Outline

45

Angel-Devil

(December) 1941

Colour (Black/White)

46

Fish

May 1942

Colour

47

Two Birds

July 1942

Colour

48

Bird/Fish

July 1942

Colour

49

Two Fish

July 1942

Colour

50

Fish/Frog

July 1942

Colour

51

Frog

July 1942

Colour

52

Frog/Bird

July 1942

Colour

53

Two Clowns

September 1942

Colour (Black/Red)

54

Two Insects*

October 1942

Unclassified

55

Fish

November 1942

Colour

56

Lizard

November 1942

Colour

57

Fish

November 1942

Colour (Black/White)

58

Two Fish

November 1942

Colour

59

Two Fish

November1942

Colour

60

Two Lizards

December 1942

Colour

61

Two Creatures

January 1944

Colour

62

Devil

January 1944

Colour

63

Pessimist/Optimist

February 1944

Colour (Black/White)

64

Leaf

August 1944

Unclassified

65

Moth

September 1944

Colour

66

Winged Lion

October 1945

Colour (Black/Yellow)

67

Horseman

June 1946

Outline

68

Two Reptiles

March 1948

Outline

69

Fish/Duck/Lizard

Mar 1948

Outline

70

Butterflies

Mar 1948

Outline

71

Twelve Birds

April 1948

Outline

72

Fish/Boat

December 1948

Outline (White)

73

Flying Fish

July 1949

Colour (Black/White)

74

Birds

July 1949

Colour (Black/White)

75

Lizard

July 1949

Colour (Black/White)

76

Horse/Bird

September 1949

Outline

76A

Horse/Bird

September 1949

Outline

77

Reptile

August 1949

Outline

78

Unicorn

October 1950

Outline

79

Butterfly

October 1950

Outline (White)

80

Flying Fish/Bird

November 1950

Black/White

81

Bat/Bird/Bee/Butterfly

December 1950

Outline

82

Bird/Fish

February 1951

Outline

83

Thirty-Six Different Motifs

March 1951

Colour (Black/White*)

84

Bird/Fish

April 1951

Colour (Black/White)

85

Lizard/Fish/Bat

April 1952

Colour

86

Bug

Jul 1952

Colour

87

Two Birds

July 1952

Outline

88

Sea Horse

End 1952

Colour

89

Fish

September 1953

Colour

90

Fish

September 1953

Colour

91

Beetle

September 1953

Colour

92

Two Birds

February 1954

Outline2

93

Fish

February 1954

Colour

94

Fish

August 1955

Outline (White)

95

Bird

August 1955

Outline

96

Swan

December 1955

Outline

97

Bulldog

December 1955

B&W

98

Reptile

December 1955

Colour

99

Flying Fish

August 1954

Colour

100

Flying Letter

August 1956

Colour

101

Lizard

September 1956

Outline

102

Ray Fish

March 1958

Colour (Black/White)

103

Fish

April 1959

Colour

104

Lizard

May 1959

Colour  (Black/White)

105

Pegasus

June 1959

Outline

106

Bird

June 1959

Outline

107

Fish

Dec 1960

Outline

108

Bird

Jan 1961

Outline

109

Creeping Creature

January 1961

Black/White*

109II

Fish; Fish/Bird

February 1961

Outline

110

Bird/Fish

June 1961

Outline

111

Bird/Fish

January 1962

Outline (Sepia)

112

Flying Fish/Boat

January 1962

Outline (Sepia)

113

Fish/Boat

January 1962

Outline (Sepia)

114

Fish/Frog

January 1962

Outline (Sepia)

115

Flying Fish/Bird

March 1963

Outline

116

Fish

April 1963

Outline

117

Crab

April 1963

Outline

118

Lizard

Apr 1963

Outline

119

Fish

Feb 1964

Outline

120

Fish/Bird

May 1964

Black/Yellow

121

Fish/Bird

May 1964

Black/Yellow

122

Fish

April 1964

Outline

123

Fish

April 1964

Outline

124

Lizard

September 1965

Black/White

125

Fish

August 1966

Black/White

126

Fish/Bird

March 1967

Black/White

127

Bird

March 1967

Black/White

128

Bird

April 1967

Black/White

129

Fish/Horse

July 1967

Black/White

130

Fish/Horse

Jul 1967

Black/White

131

Pentagon with Flower

July 1967

Colour (Black/White)

132

 Flower

 December 1967

Colour (Black/White)

133

 Interlaced Hexagon

 December 1967

Unclassified

134

 Flower                                    

 December 1967

Unclassified

135

 No Record

 

 

136

 Two Tile Pairs

 1968

Colour (Black/White)

137

 Ghost

 May 1971

Colour

 2 Of different thicknesses

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