Lot 790
  • 790

Katsushika Hokusai, (1760-1849), 1830-2

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  • Katsushika Hokusai
  • `Kanagawa oki nami-ura' (the hallow of the great wave off Kanagawa) from the series `Fugaku Sanjurokkei' (the thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji)
  • oban, 25 by 37.2cm., 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, signed Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu


Illustrated: Hillier 1976, no.707; Japan 1976, no.590; other impressions: Ledoux 1951, no.21; Hillier 1955, no.21; UTS, vol.15, no.1; NHBZ, no.8; Royal Academy, no.11; Hokusai ten, p.195, pl.nos.293 & 294

Catalogue Note

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