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Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Sea Bathing

by Takahashi Rikio, 1970

IHL Cat. #424

About This Print

Along with Blue Peep Show A (IHL Cat. #237) this print, Seabathing, makes use of the curvilinear forms that appear in most of the artist's work during 1970 and largely disappear in future work.  

Note the different handling of the embossed circles between this collection's print, below left, and that shown in the Catalog Raisonné, below right.  Color differences are likely related to color shifts introduced during the photographic reproduction process.  It is not unusual for Takahashi to make small changes between prints in an edition.


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
sheet size: 18 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (47 x 45.1 cm)

高橋力雄 海水浴

Takahashi Rikio (1917–1998)



Color woodblock print with embossing on paper 
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2017.103.23

Vivid, primary colors and curvilinear forms are unusual in Takahashi’s work. This composition captures the joy of ocean swimming and, perhaps, the danger of its currents. 

Catalogue Raisonné Entry

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

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #424
 Title Seabathing  海水浴
 Series n/a
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
 Seal none
 Date 1970
 Edition 6 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 18 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (47 x 45.1 cm)
 H x W Image 16 x 15 3/8 in. (40.6 x 39.1 cm)
 Collections This Print Minneapolis Institute of Art 2013.29.592
 Reference Literature Catalogue Raisonné: Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Printspublished by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998, p. 148 number 265, color pl. p. 59.
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