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Wave
© 1829, Katsushika Hokusai
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1000: Wave (Hokusai)

The famous wave is number one in the famous series of views of Mt. Fuji. It is more properly known as "In the Hollow of a Wave off the Coast at Kanagawa."

The waves not only dwarf the figures in the boats, but manage to make Fuji look tiny, seen only in the far distance.

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Brief bio of Hokusai

The artist Katsushika Hokusai is best known for his series of 36 views of Mount Fuji, in the bold and simple style of the Ukiyo-e (or "floating world") style. He changed his name several times, so this is only the best-known of his brush names; as is the tradition, Hokusai is his given name (a fact that has plainly confused at least one art reference book).

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B100175 (100-175 on box)
Retail price ¥1980

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