Toyohiro (1773 - 1828)

Music Lesson

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1800
Size (H x W): 24.5 x 4.25 (inches)
Publisher: Takasu
Signature: Toyohiro ga
Condition: Good color and impression, stain, surface soiling and wear.


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.