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Toyohiro (1773 - 1828)

Bijin and Plum Blossoms

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1810
Size (H x W): 15 x 10 (inches)
Publisher: Sanoya
Signature: Toyohiro ga
Condition: Good color and impression, light surface soiling and wear.

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About the artist

Toyohiro was born and raised in Edo and entered the studio of Toyoharu alongside his contemporary Toyokuni in 1782. Studying both ukiyo-e and Kano painting, Toyohiro worked mostly in the hosoban (long and narrow prints) and surimono (privately commissioned, lavishly printed small-scale prints) woodblock print formats. He was also an innovator in the landscape print genre. An elegant and graceful artist, Toyohiro is best known for his role as a teacher of the famous landscape printer, Hiroshige.