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NIWA (Summer house)

NIWA (80-K)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

NIWA (Summer house)

by Takahashi Rikio, 1981

Good by Winter


IHL Cat. #1098

About This Print

While Japanese gardens are a primary source of material for the artist, the word NIWA (庭), Japanese for garden, made its first appearance in Takahashi's 1977 print titled NIWA R (Garden R) and subsequently appeared in at least 97 print titles, the last being two prints published in 1993, each titled, simply, NIWA.  Also see NIWA (Sunshine)NIWA (Movement) B2NIWA (Winter Scenery), NIWA (80-K) and NIWA (April) in this collection.

Note that this collection's print from the numbered edition differs from the artist's proof (A.P.) pictured in the artist's catalogue raisonné shown below.  Takahashi did not carry the embossing forward and simplifed the bottom oblong element on the editioned version of the print.

Catalogue Raisonné Entry




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

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1098
 Title NIWA (Summer house)  庭 (夏の家)
 Series NIWA
 Catalogue Raisonné Number 400
 Artist 
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Signature 
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
 Seal none
 Date 1981
 Edition 17 of 50
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition goood - tape remnants corners top margin and verso top margin; toning
 Genre sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format 
 H x W Paper 12 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. (31.4 x 25.1 cm)
 H x W Image 9 x 7 3/4 in. (22.9 x 19.7 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference LiteratureSee bibliography on Rikio Takahashi page.
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