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Series "Kyoto" No. 22

The Lyric in Kyoto

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Series "Kyoto" No. 22

by Takahashi Rikio, 1962

IHL Cat. #1533

About This Print

It is generally assumed that whether the artist has used the Japanese word Niwa (Garden) as part of a print's title or Kyoto as part of a print's title, that the print portrays a Japanese garden.  Whether this print Series Kyoto No. 22 portrays the abstracted elements of a Japanese garden, e.g. rocks, water, trees, moss, plants, buildings, gates, lanterns and fences or the abstracted elements of a Kyoto city scene, the artist's forms and layers of color are left to the viewer to interpret or just enjoy as they are.  

Catalogue Raisonné Entry and Reference Images

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

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1533
 Series "Kyoto" No. 22  シリーズ 京都 No. 22
 Series Kyoto
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi
 Seal none
 Date 1962
 Edition 90/100
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - handling creases
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 23 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (59.1 x 45.1 cm)
 H x W Image 19 x 13 5/8 in. (48.3 x 34.6 cm) 
 Collections This Print Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.86.147.170
 Reference Literature Catalogue Raisonné: Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Printspublished by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998, p. 130 number 125, color pl. p. 46.
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