An Old Man with a Penetrating Gaze (wearing a face mask)

Hiroh Kikai, Japanese, 1945 - 2020


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Gelatin silver print

Edition 7/20

Image: 13 3/4 × 13 11/16 in. (35 × 34.7 cm)

Sheet: 19 15/16 × 16 in. (50.6 × 40.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Andrew E. Lewin, Class of 1981



Place Made: Japan, East Asia, Asia


21st century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right: An older man with a penetrating gaze 2001 / printing 7/20 2008 / [Japanese inscription]

Course History

ANTH 50.17, Rites of Passage, Sienna Craig, Spring 2020

GEOG 11.01, Qualitative Methods, Abigail Neely, Winter 2022

ANTH 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2022

GEOG 80.10, COVID-19, Abby Neely, Spring 2022

GEOG 11.01, Qualitative Methods, Abigail Neely, Fall 2022

Comparative Literature 49.09/English 53.49, Graphic Medicine, Michael Chaney, Winter 2023

Exhibition History

Focus on Photography, Works from 1950 to Today, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 13-March 8, 2009.

Publication History

Emily Shubert Burke, Focus on Photography, Works for 1950 to Today, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p. 20, no. 44.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.207, no.266.


The artist; sold to present collection, 2008.

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