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Early Spring

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Early Spring

by Takahashi Rikio, 1963

Series Kyoto No. 24

IHL Cat. #200
About This Print

This print, while similar to the print shown in the Catalogue Raisonné (see below), has additional elements on the lower portion of the print and other variations within the print. It is also from an edition of 50 rather than an edition of 25, as shown in the Catalogue Raisonné, indicating that there are two states for this print. The print below from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art looks to be the same state as this collection's print.

Catalogue Raisonné Entry and Reference Images


Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.79.176.89
 #129 - Catalogue Raisonné
(Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Prints, published by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998)



Print Details
 IHL Catalog  #200
 Title  Early Spring 早春
 Series  n/a
 Catalogue Raisonné  Number 129
 Artist
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Signature
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
 Seal  none
 Date  1963
 Edition  31 of 50
 Publisher  self-published
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - overall light toning; front of print - paper and glue remnants and thinning on the four corners which do not effect image; verso - brown paper tape remnants in center of each margin and top corners which do not effect image.
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format  
 H x W Paper  12.0 x 9 3/8 in. (30.5 x 23.8 cm)
 H x W Image  11 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (28.3 x 21.6 cm)  (“H” dimension includes signature.)
 Collections This Print  Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.79.176.89
 Reference Literature  See bibliography on Rikio Takahashi page

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