Toyohiro (1773 - 1828)

Hotei and Child

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 19th century
Size (H x W): 5.25 x 6.25 (inches)
Condition: Poor


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) 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.