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Item:173889733489You are bidding on a HOKUSAI Woodblock Print UNDER THE WAVE AT KANAGAWA Framed 19”x 16” Artwork 15” x 10” this came from a storage auction. We had a art dealer look at it and they said it looks like an original woodblock print. They said because there is a crease on the top in the middle you can see where it came off the woodblocks. I took a picture so you can see the crease email with questions here is some information about woodblock and Hokusai on the internet Made in Japan SPECIFICATION Artist: Hokusai Katsushika Printing method: Hand printed woodblock print Paper: Japanese washi paper Echizen Kizuki Bosho by Living National Treasure Iwano-Ichibe Wood block: Cherry blossom wood Dimension of artwork: Approx 15” x 10”. That is what the measurements are inside the matting Dimension of frame: Approx 21” x 16” This piece must be one of the most famous existing Japanese woodblock prints. The movement and energy of the piece is self-explanatory --splashing of the vigorous high wave and disparate boat rowers is impressive yet the eye does not miss to capture the distant Mt Fuji ARTIST HOKUSAI KATSUSHIKA Hokusai Katsushika’s work is detailed and meticulous yet dynamic; he who would not miss drawing in even a strand of hair on a furry wardrobe if it was necessary to complete the dynamics of the artwork as a whole. The dynamics of his picture can also be seen from the number of woodblock layers needed print one picture; his works use relatively few woodblocks. WHAT IS A WOODBLOCK PRINT? Woodblock print became popular in Japan in the Edo Era (1603-1868). Although it is considered a way of mass producing copies of an art, many craftsman are involved in its process, making its production complex, thus the finished product is recognized as a piece of fine artwork. Historically in Japan, Japanese did not understand its value because, to them, it was too common; not only did it take form of art, the method was also used for books, magazines and advertisements; therefore, many original woodblock prints ended up in Western countries where they took interest in exotic foreign pictures.Region of Origin:Japan
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HOKUSAI Woodblock Print UNDER WAVE AT KANAGAWA Framed 19”x 16” Artwork 15” x 10”