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John Beswick Vase - Hokusai - The Great Wave

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About John Beswick Vase - Hokusai - The Great Wave

This elegant John Beswick Vase measuring 7.5″ tall vase features the Japanese Ukiyo-e, Edo period artist Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic woodblock print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (1829-1830). Katsushika Hokusai became world-famous through his picture series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” which includes the famous “Great Wave off Kanagawa” woodblock print. Katsushika Hokusai is one of the most renowned masters of the Japanese color print (Ukiyo-e); he did not produce his greatest works until 1818-1830. In his youth he had begun with portraits of women and actors; but his fame rests chiefly on his direct and imaginative perception of landscape, which was an innovation to the ukiyo-e movement. His striking and original color, a vigorous sense of simplified design, his humor and understanding combined with a fine grasp of form to produce something new in Oriental landscape and nature art. More details on John Beswick Vase - Hokusai - The Great Wave:

Technical Specifications

  • Material: Ceramic
  • Dimensions:  2.5"D x 7.5"H
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Brand: John Beswick
  • Original: Katsushika Hokusai, "Under the Wave off Kanagawa" from the series, "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji" ca. 1829-1832. Woodblock print, ink, and color on paper. 10 1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (25.7 x 37.9 cm).
  • Care Instructions: Recommended to clean by hand with a mild cleanser to preserve the brilliant colors and gold decoration.


Hokusai was a Japanese artist, who was actually known by at least 30 different names throughout his lifetime. This was relatively common in his culture, although his names in particular directly related to his artistic production and style. He is most notable for his Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and extended his cultural reach worldwide in his time. Although he studied art since a very young age, his greatest work occurred after the age of 60. He is famous for his woodblock print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which consists of 46 prints. This series included The Great Wave print, which earned him fame both in Japan and overseas. His work influenced 19th century Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, and even the larger Impressionist movement. Not only this, but he could also be considered the “founding father” of the modern Manga movement, which is still a vibrant and healthy genre to this day. Browse the Hokusai art selection Musart Boutique enlightens on precious porcelain or other high-crafted ornaments.


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