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Behind the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura) or The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)

Behind the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura) or The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)

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Katsushika Hokusai

Artists often juxtapose a powerful and dangerous sea with the heroism of humans, from fishermen to legendary heroes.
Artist
Katsushika Hokusai
(Japanese, 1760 - 1849)
Title
Behind the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura) or The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)
Date
1830-1835
Medium
Color woodcut
Dimensions
262 x 380 mm Overall
Credit
Bequest of John H. Van Vleck
Accession No.
1980.2386
Classification
Prints
Geography
Japan

Related

By 1925, purchased in Japan by Frank Lloyd Wright; ca. 1926, acquired by The Bank of Wisconsin; 1928, sold to Edward Burr Van Vleck (Madison, WI); 1943, passed through inheritance to Edward’s son, John H. Van Vleck (Madison, WI); 9 January 1980, bequeathed by John H. Van Vleck to the Elvehjem Museum of Art [now called Chazen Museum of Art]

  • Schlombs, Adele. "Hiroshige: 1797-1858." Koln, Germany: Taschen, 2007. p. 41
  • Chazen Museum of Art. "Three Directions: teamLab - Tenmyouya Hisashi - Ikeda Manabu." Madison: Chazen Museum of Art, 2014. p. 67, fig. 2
  • Korenberg, Capucine. "The Making and Evolution of Hokusai's Great Wave." Late Hokusai Project 2020. Trustees of the British Museum, 2020. Accessed November 18, 2020. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5894f3ce8419c22d5f0c53c1/t/5f7c8edaf065374c1c5f3340/1601998568973/Korenberg+Article+for+Hokusai++edited+volume+final+2020.pdf p. 8, 20, 21

  • Japanese Masterworks: Woodblock Prints from the Chazen Museum of Art Collection: Chazen Museum of Art, 5/6/2016-8/14/2016
  • Print Tsunami: Japonisme and Paris: Chazen Museum of Art, 7/3/2015-8/23/2015
  • Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab: Japan Society, 10/10/2014-1/11/2015
  • Gifts of the Ebb Tide: The Sea in Japanese Prints: Chazen Museum of Art, 6/8/2013-9/1/2013

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