Original Artwork Details
Published by Eijudô
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929, JP1847
The Great Wave off Kanagawa ("Under a wave off Kanagawa"), also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, 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. The image depicts an enormous wave threatening boats off the coast of the town of Kanagawa (the present-day city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture). While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is more likely to be a large rogue wave. As in all the prints in the series, it depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background.
A high resolution digital image of this wonderful artwork has been printed on matte finish fine art paper, mounted to masonite board, and then finished in a 2-inch deep hard wood frame which has been hand-stained in the color of your choice. All artblocks use images reproduced in their entirety, without cropping or over-printing with text. A label printed with all the relevant info about the painting is affixed to the back of each product. Arrives at your door complete with an easy to use self-leveling hanging kit but product is designed to sit upright on a shelf.
Approximate sizes (as mounted on the wall):
S - 14.50" wide x 9.84" tall x 2" deep
M - 20.50" wide x 13.84" tall x 2" deep
L - 28.50" wide x 19.18" tall x 2" deep