On verso in pencil, lower right: Jo XVI 13. On mat in pencil: Johnson XVI 13.
Nishiki-e, horizontal oban; colored ink on paper.
Color woodblock print with an image of figures walking on a path at night-time. "Twilight at Numazu" is one of the most lyrical compositions in Hiroshige's Tokaido Road series. It depicts three tired travelers at dusk, making their way to the village of Numazu. The full moon rising behind a tall tree casts a faint light on the winding road and the village in the distance. A parent and child, followed by a figure carrying a huge mask with a long nose, are seen from the back. The forest on both sides of the road is ghostly and dark, no doubt making the travelers wish even more to reach their place of rest at the day's end.
Hoeido (Takenouchi Magohachi) seal.
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