Lot 927
  • 927

Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849

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  • Katsushika Hokusai
  • The hollow of the great wave off Kanagawa from the series fugaku sanjurokkei (the thirty-six views of mt. fuji)
  • oban yoko-e, 25 by 37.5cm., 9 13/16 by 14 3/4 in.
depicting a seacape as Fuji is glimpsed through the trough of a great wave that is breaking through in jagged foam over three boats, subtitle, Kanagawa oki nami-ura, signed Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu

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This is the most famous of all Hokusai's prints and one of the few prints that has a universal appeal in both the East and the West