The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎) was born 253 years ago today on the 31 October 1760 in Edo (now Tokyo). He was a Japanese artist, Ukiyo-e painter and printmaker, and is perhaps best known as the author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景) which includes the internationally renowned print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created about 1831.
To celebrate the fantastic artwork of Katsushika Hokusai the British Museum has selected a range of gifts featuring his famous Great Wave print. “The selection includes stylish silk scarves, eye-catching jewellery and prints from this renowned artist.”
Details on the British Museum website here. Every purchase supports the Museum.