Monday, 8 May 2017

France: The Great Wave

The beautiful stamp on this Cover from France shows "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", also known as "The Great Wave" or simply "The Wave". It is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world.

Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanazawa - Issued: 19-01-2015

Many thanks to Eric for sending me this nice stamp on a cover!

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