Woodblock print (reprint), Adachi - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - 'The Great Wave off Kanagava' - Second half 20th century
Woodcut Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - The Great Wave off Kanagawa - Japan - 2nd half of the 20th century (Kanaghawa-Oki Nami ura (under a wave in front of Kanagawa), also known as The Great Wave or just The Wave is a woodcut by the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was made sometime between 1829 and 1833 during the late Edo period as part of the first edition in a series from Hokusai thirty-six views of Mt. Fuji. It is the most well-known work of Hakusai and one of the most famous pieces of Japanese art worldwide.
Print size: 39.4 x 27.2 cm
Passe-partout size: 48.5 x 33.4 cm
Technology: Woodcut Adachi original reprint
(Original Adachi Hanga Reprint) - Adachi seal see back.
The Ukiyo-e is printed on Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique type of Japanese paper), which allows the lively colours and soft, warm structures of the woodcuts to come to life.
This work is spectacular because of it's fantastic composition and vibrant brush strokes.
- Adachi, Woodblock print (reprint)
- Second half 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
- Theme/ depiction
- Big wave
- Decor/ ware
- Blue and white
- Title of artwork
- 'Die große Welle vor Kanagawa'
- Very good condition, see description
- 0×40×28 cm