Hokusai's Great Wave

'The Great Wave', also known as 'Under the Wave, off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami-ura)', designed by Katsushika Hokusai in about 1831, is the centrepiece of this display in Room 3. The British Museum recently acquired one of the best, early impressions of what is perhaps the most famous Japanese print, in which Hokusai depicts Mount Fuji dwarfed by a wave. The display looks at enduring appeal and continuing influence of 'The Great Wave' and how Hokusai's vision inspired artists around the world, notably Impressionists painters such as Claude Monet.

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