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Mt. Fuji Time 25

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Mt. Fuji Time 25

by Takahashi Rikio, 1991

IHL Cat. #488

About This Print

Takahashi has given us at least five views of Mt. Fuji in this print and, possibly, 25 if we take the print's title literally.  Wonderful embossing throughout and a barely visible reflection of Fuji in the upper right of the bottom margin (see detail views below.)

Wall Card from the Exhibition Three Masters of Abstraction
Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio
November 3, 2018 - March 24, 2019
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

高橋力雄 富嶽36景

Takahashi Rikio (1917–1998)

Mount Fuji Time 25, 
from the portfolio 36 Views of Mount Fuji


Color woodblock print with embossing on paper 
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2017.103.14

Takahashi presents us with multiple views of Mount Fuji in this print. As Hagiwara did in his Thirty-Six Fujis, on view nearby, Takahashi pays his respect to earlier ukiyo-e artist depictions of the mountain, by including in this print his version of Hokusai’s Fine Wind, Clear Weather, commonly referred to as “Red Fuji.”

Fine Wind, Clear Weather,
 from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, by Katsushika Hokusai, ca. 1831

Catalogue Raisonné Entry

#480 - Catalogue Raisonné
(Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Prints, published by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998) 

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Note the refection of Fuji faintly visible in the margin.
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Detail of embossing.
The embossing makes it appear as though Fuji is erupting.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #488
 Title Mt. Fuji Time 25 (also titled 36 Views of Mount Fuji 富獄36景)
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
 Date 1991
 Edition 85 of 136
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 16 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. (41.6 x 30.2 cm)
 H x W Image 10 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (26 cm x 24.1 cm)
 Collections This Print 
 Reference Literature Catalogue Raisonné: Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Printspublished by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998, p. 175 number 485.
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