Under the Wave Off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as The Great Wave, is the first in a series of images called Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, created by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, Tokyo, circa 1831. Many thousands of prints were made, including impressions held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the British Museum in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, France, and many other collections.
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760 – 1849)
Period: Edo period (1615 – 1868)
Date: circa 1830–32
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 14 15/16 inches (25.7 x 37.9 cm)