"Signed" Great Wave by Hokusai

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Posted by Bruce Steffine on November 29, 1998 at 19:42:23:

I have seen for sale a framed Great Wave. The seller claims it is signed by Hokusai. However, the signature is in the border in English penmanship! The size of this print is 18 x 14 1/4. I know very little about woodblock prints, except what I am now reading in this site. It seems to me this is probably a fraud . . . I doubt Hokusai would have signed his woodblocks in pretty english penmanship during the early 1800's. Any helpful comments?

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