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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 catalog raisonee, 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 Publsihing LTD., 1998)
Summer Vacation
81.0 x 53.0
Ed. 22
Ed. 50 (19660
[Contemporary Japanese Prints] 出品
[The Print Club of Albany] 出品
版画蔵 [collection of the Suzakahanga bijutsukan]

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #958
 Title Summer Vacation  夏休み
 Catalogue Raisonné Number 206
 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 See bibliography on Rikio Takahashi page.