HOKUSAI - BOOK BOX SMALL - THE GREAT WAVE (1831)
A reproduction of Hokusai "beloved masterpiece The Great Wave, 1831-1833, is featured on the surface of this book box.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist, painter, draughtsman and engraver who was actually know by at least 30 different names throughout his lifetime. This was relatively common in his culture, although his names directly related to his artistic production and style.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print. It is the first in a series of prints entitled "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji", published between 1831 and 1833. This series of prints is characterized by the significant use of Prussian blue, a new color fashionable in the 1830s, and by the occasional use of Western techniques for representing perspective. Figures and objects were depicted according to their importance, and not according to their actual size, proximity or distance. These series earned him fame in Japan and overseas.
This book box is empty inside and have secret magnetic latch to hold it firmly closed. The exteriors are wrapped in a synthetic based leather and felt-lined inside to protect your treasures. When you hold one of these books boxes in your hands, your mind is automatically transported in time to the workshops of alchemists, dusty bookshelves of old monasteries, chambers of old castles, and libraries of Victorian England. These books boxes look great on library shelves (gorgeous spines), a living room coffee table, or as a general accent anywhere in your home.
Dimensions: Small: 8.25" X 5.75" X 2"