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Breathe (Earth) B

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Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Breathe (Earth) B

by Takahashi Rikio, 1969


IHL Cat. #442


About This Print

Lavender and teal make this an unusual color combination for the artist.  Deep embossing of curved lines nicely balance the ocher-colored partial ellipse.  Several states of this print exist with this print likely being the same state as the catalogue raisonné #234 below.  While the catalogue raisonné gives the English title as Breathe (Earth), the title written on the print by Takahashi is Breathe (Earth) B.


Catalogue Raisonné Entry


Breathe (Earth)
#234 - Catalogue Raisonné

(Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Prints, published by
Abe Publishing LTD., 1998) 

Breathe (Earth)
#235 - Catalogue Raisonné

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



Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #442
 Title  Breathe (Earth) B  呼吸 (大地) B
 Series  n/a
 Catalogue Raisonné  Number 234
 Artist
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Signature
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
 Seal  none
 Date  1969
 Edition  12 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - diagonal fold upper right; minor handling creases
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format  
 H x W Paper  24 x 17 3/4 in. (61 x 45.1 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature  See bibliography on Rikio Takahashi page

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