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Old Man from the Mountain Hut

A work made of color woodblock print.

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  • A work made of color woodblock print.




Azechi Umetaro
Japanese, 1902-1999

About this artwork

This one of the prints of Old Man from the Mountain Hut. Both prints display different colors, especially in the face of the old man, and neither print exhibits the same color choices as the drawing. Notice in the drawing that the positions of the figure’s fingers are not as they appear in the prints, though the new positions have been indicated on the drawing in pencil. Azechi Umetaro was an avid mountain climber, and his love for this pastime makes up the core of his subject matter.


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Arts of Asia


Azechi Umetaro


Old Man from the Mountain Hut


Japan (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1948–1958


Color woodblock print


56.4 × 41.4 cm (22 1/4 × 16 1/4 in.)

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Gift of the artist

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