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Summer Vacation

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Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Summer Vacation

by Takahashi Rikio, 1966


IHL Cat. #958

About This Print

The sky is filled with a pale sunlight in this print titled Summer Vacation.  The artist's catalgue raisonné, see below, indicates that this print appeared in a show titled "Contemporary Japanese Prints" held by The Print Club of Albany, an organization still in existence today, located in Albany, New York. 

Catalogue Raisonné Entry

The catalogue Raisonné notes that there were two editions of this print, one in 1967 of 22 prints and one in 1966 of 50 prints.  They note that there are color differences between the two editions.

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

Summer Vacation 夏休み
81.0 x 53.0
Ed. 22
Ed. 50 (1966)も数点あり
[Contemporary Japanese Prints] 出品
[The Print Club of Albany] 出品
*collection of the Suzaka Hanga Museum, located in Suzaka, Nagano

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #958
 Title Summer Vacation  夏休み
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
 Seal none
 Date 1966
 Edition 5 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good- minor printing creases; mat line in margin
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 36 3/4 x 24 in. (93.3 x 60.1 cm)
 H x W Image 31 3/4 x 20 7/8 in. (80.6 x 53 cm)
 Collections This Print Minneapolis Institute of Art 2013.29.602
 Reference Literature Catalogue Raisonné: Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Printspublished by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998, p. 140 number 206.