'The Great Wave' by Katsushika Hokusai, Japan

'The Great Wave' by Katsushika Hokusai, Japan

'The Great Wave'
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Japan
1858
Colour woodblock print
Museum no. E. 4823-1916
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

'The Great Wave: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji' - In the hollow of a wave off the coast at Kanagawa'. A huge falling wave on the left, with the tiny cone of Mount Fuji seen in the trough of the wave, centre, three long rowing boats battling the stormy seas.