Gallery Talk: Connoisseurship of Japanese Prints



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  • Free with museum admission

Hokusai Great Wave

Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei), 1825–1838.

Katsushika Hokusai. Clarence Buckingham Collection.

Explore the differences in production, quality, authenticity, and preservation among Japanese woodblock prints. Lucas Livingston explores questions around the collecting and appreciation of Japanese prints as addressed in the exhibition Connoisseurship of Japanese Prints, focusing on multiple states and printings of the same images.

Join us again for this talk on May 21. See also the Express Talk: Hokusai’s Great Wave on June 12 or June 19.

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