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Title

Mt. Hotaka at daybreak


Artist

YAMAGUCHI Susumu

Japan

1897 - 1983


About

Reaching a height of 3190 metres, Mt. Hotaka belongs to the 100 most famous mountains in Japan. Situated on the border of the cities of Matsumoto (Nagano Prefecture) and Takayama (Gifu Prefecture), the massive Mt. Hotaka is also known as the ‘Leader of the Northern Alps’ and a popular destination for hiking.

A native of Nagano Prefecture, Yamaguchi Susumu went to Tokyo to study oil painting at the Aoibashi Research Institute for Western painting and exhibited frequently at the Imperial exhibitions (Teiten). In the late 1920s, Yamaguchi became more interested in colour woodblock prints and joined the circle of the Creative prints movement ('Sōsaku Hanga'). In 1930 he contributed to the foundation of the Japan Print Association ('Nihon hanga kyōkai'). After the end of WWII, Yamaguchi moved back to Nagano Prefecture. The mountainous landscape of his home town was the major source of inspiration for his prints.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, October 2010.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1957


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock print


Edition

78/200


Dimensions

33.0 x 48.9 cm


Signature & date

Signed in pencil on lower right corner: Susumu Yamaguchi


Credit

Gift of Barbara Vyden in honour of John K. Vyden, M.D. 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

237.2010


Artist information

YAMAGUCHI Susumu

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Japan