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The Great Wave off Kanagawa

by katsushika hokusai

1 review
From: $49.00
  • Print Description
      Katsushika Hokusai created the iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa woodblock print between 1829 and 1833.  This impressive artwork portrays an enormous imminent wave, with claw like arcs, just moments before crashing down onto three fishing boats. With Mt. Fuji in the distance, almost unseen by the use of Hokusai's perspective, appears as if it too will be swallowed up by the wave and the spray. The rogue wave imagery and berlin blue pigments is undeniably Hokusai's most famous and celebrated art pieces. This stunning art print is worthy of a special place in both contemporary and vintage interior decors.
  • Print Media
    • This art print is printed on premium museum grade paper and is paired with archival inks for a superior finish.

      ✚ Acid and lignin free, 325gsm heavy weighted paper

      ✚ 100% cotton rag with a natural white, enhanced matte finish

      ✚ High performing archival inks for precise colour contrast and vivid colour

      ✚ Sharp image resolution and fade resistant colour pigments

      Printing on this archival paper using our high calibre archival inks results in a stunning art print that is unrivalled in quality and price.

  • Size Guide
  • Framing
    • If you choose to frame your art with us - feel safe in the knowledge that we collaborate with an expert framer, who delivers quality custom frames and has been in the framing business for over 20 years.

      You will find that our framing costs are more reasonable than your local framer, due to our business being purely online. Being online means we have lower overheads than a typical art and framing business which provides us the opportunity to pass those savings onto you, without losing any of the quality or craftsmanship of an experienced framer. 

      All of our frames are custom made using sustainably sourced wood and we use glass not perspex in our frames. We also offer three popular finishes of black, white and natural timber. All of our frame colours have a smooth, matte finish and have a solid structure with classic design elements that do not disappoint. 

       

      Frame Profile

      You will find that a large amount of our art is encompassed by a 5cm white border around the main image. We have done this to minimise additional costs associated with mat boards, which we do not supply as part of our framing process.
       
      Once you have placed your order, your frame will take on average between 7 - 10 business days to make and 24hrs to securely pack and get ready to ship to your desired destination.

  • Shipping
    • General

      All orders receive free tracking and we will update you via email or text message during each stage of the shipping process.

      ✚ Free shipping for all orders over $150 in value

      ✚ Flat rate shipping of $8 for all orders under $150 in value 

      Shipping delivery times are between 2 - 4 days and if you live rurally you will need to add an additional 1 - 2 days.

      We provide tracking for every art print that is shipped and you can track your order day and night on the NZ Post website here; 

      https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/tracking

      All orders are insured from the moment they leave our studio all the way to your doorstep, feel safe knowing we've got you covered. 

      Framed Art Prints

      All framed art prints are made to order and this takes on average between 7 - 10 business days to complete.

      Once your art prints are framed, they will typically be shipped within 24hrs.

      Unframed Art Prints 

      All unframed art prints are shipped within 24hrs after your order has been placed.

      If your order is placed after midday Friday, your order will be shipped on the following Monday. 

  • Made in NZ
    • We expertly print and frame our art prints right here in New Zealand. We hold ourselves to the highest standards when producing our art and we value the craftsmanship behind our products. Together, our team, continuously strive to provide you the best possible experience when shopping with us. 

      Being a New Zealand owned business comes with some great perks,

      ✚ We offer our customers fast delivery times

      ✚ Flat rate shipping and free shipping options

      ✚ An easy and efficient returns process

      ✚ Our free calling 0800 number

      ✚ Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee 

Customer Reviews

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Skye (New Plymouth, NZ)
Fantastic service, fantastic print!

Really happy with my order, was super easy to make payment, shopping was almost instant and it’s arrived in perfect order with handy instructions to keep it at its best. Definitely buying more from you! Thanks!

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Leah (Auckland, NZ)
Love the Great Wave!

I have been wanting this print for a long time and bought the A1 white frame option. The print is beautifully framed and came packaged really well - surviving city to city courier delivery. Comms around delivery have been excellent and super friendly service.

The Artist

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) was the most celebrated Japanese artist of the Edo period.

Born in Tokyo, Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.  Hokusai had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after the age of 60. Hokusai had achievements in various fields as an artist. He made designs for book illustrations and woodblock prints, sketches and painted for over 70 years. His influences stretched across the globe to his western contemporaries in nineteenth-century Europe with Japonism, which started with a craze for collecting Japanese art. Hokusai influenced Art Nouveau or Jugendsil in Germany and the larger Impressionism movement with themes echoing of his work in Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir's art. 

In the 1985 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Richard Lane characterises Hokusai as "since the later 19th century having impressed Western artists, critics and art lovers alike, more, possibly, than any other single Asian artist"

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