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No 20: The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Samuel 122
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This print is arguably the most famous Japanese print by the most famous Japanese print artist, Hokusai, and is known worldwide.

History of the Object
Gift of the Hon. Walter Samuel via the National Art Collections Fund in 1923.

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Type
Print 
Materials
mulberry paper and ink 
Measurements
Yoso-ye 
Creator name
Katsushika Hokusai 
Creator date
1760-1849 
Where it was made
Edo 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; c1834/5 
Function
Decorative print 
Acquisition
Gift of the Hon. Walter Samuel via the National Art Collections Fund in 1923. 
Copyright
Copyright Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery 
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Owner
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery 
Museum
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery 
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