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Katsushika Hokusai

Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave), ca. 1830–1832

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Katsushika Hokusai, Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave), from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, ca. 1830–1832
Color woodblock print, 9 13/16 × 14 1/2 in. (25 × 36.9 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund, 1969.32.6.

Perhaps the single most iconic image of the ukiyo-e period, this print shows the sacred mountain--Mount Fuji, in the distance, across the trough of a great wave. The precarious intermingling of boats and crashing waves in the foreground has led some to interpret the composition as bringing together three primary elements of lived experience: the human, the terrestrial, and the divine.
Karin Breuer, Japanesque (2010).

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de Young & Legion of Honor ART on Demand offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

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All ART on Demand items are custom-made for each order. Please allow 10-14 days for production time. You will receive shipping confimation and tracking upon shipment. Due to the custom nature of these items they are non-returnable.