Along with Blue Peep Show A (IHL Cat. #237) this print, Seabathing, makes use of the curvilinear forms that appear in most of the artist's work during 1970 and largely disappear in future work.
Note the different handling of the embossed circles between this collection's print, below left, and that shown in the Catalog Raisonné, below right. Color differences are likely related to color shifts introduced during the photographic reproduction process. It is not unusual for Takahashi to make small changes between prints in an edition.
#265 - Catalogue Raisonné
(Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Prints, published by
Abe Publishing LTD., 1998)
|Catalogue Raisonné|| Number 265
||Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)|
|| Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English
|Edition|| 6 of 50
|Genre||sosaku hanga (creative print)|
|H x W Paper||18 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (47 x 45.1 cm)|
|H x W Image|| 16 x 15 3/8 in. (40.6 x 39.1 cm)
|Collections This Print|
|Reference Literature||See bibliography on Rikio Takahashi page|