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Title

Mt. Hotaka at daybreak

1957

Artist

Yamaguchi Susumu

Japan

1897 – 1983

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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