Under the Wave off Kanagawa, from 36 views of Mount Fuji

Fine Arts The Japanese Prints: Ancient and Modern
Under the Wave off Kanagawa, from 36 views of Mount Fuji

Item Info

Item No: facjp00066
Title: Under the Wave off Kanagawa, from 36 views of Mount Fuji
Media Type: Woodcuts
Source: Print and Picture Collection

"Over a period of more than seventy years, Hokusai created several thousand highly original prints, paintings, sketches and book illustrations. He worked for over thirty different publishers--most importantly Iseya Rihei, Moriya Jihei, and Nishimuraya Yohachi.  ... Equally popular were his pictures of  Mount Fuji, especially the series'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji' (Fugaku sanjurokkei) published from c.1829-33, and the book 'One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji' (Fugaku hyakkei) published from 1834-35. Widely known is his picture of Mount Fuji Behind the Wave off Kanagawa (Kangawaw oki, nami ura), commonly referred to as 'The Great Wave', from the series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji'."

from "Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900", Andreas Marks. Tuttle Publishing. p.90


original reproduction (undated) of Hokusai "Under the Wave Off Kanagawa" from 36 vies of Mount Fuji





Image Dimensions Width: 24.5 cm
Creator Name: Hokusai, Katsushika, 1760-1849 - Artist