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Hiroshige (1797 - 1858), "Twilight at Numazu (Early State)"

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Catalog ID A1705
Artist Hiroshige
Title Twilight at Numazu (Early State)
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road
Date 1830's
Publisher Hoeido
Reference No Station #13 in the Series. Honolulu Academy of Arts, and numerous others.
Size 14 -1/2 x 9 -1/2 "
Condition Good/Fine, with vertical centerfold.
Price $5500.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: Scarce; early state. In this impression, the block break is still present along the riverbank. The error wasn't discovered yet, thus the recarved block was never used for this example.

The only moon scene from The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road series. The design depicts Buddhist pilgrims entering a village near Numazu. The area is located on the western side of the Izu Peninsula, facing Tsuruga Bay. It lies in between two famous volcanoes, Mount Hakone to the northeast and Mount Aitaka to the northwest, and the Karino River runs through the southern part of town, where it joins another river before flowing out into Tsuruga Bay. The beach of Numazu is famous for the beauty of its "Thousand-Pine Forest", which stretches along the seashore.