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Returning Sails at Tsukuda from one of the Eight Views of Edo series by Toyohiro

Utagawa Toyohiro (歌川豊広, 歌川豐廣?), birth name Okajima Tōjiro (1773–1828), was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist and painter. He was a member of the Utagawa school and studied under Utagawa Toyoharu, the school's founder. His works include a number of ukiyo-e landscape series,as well as many depictions of the daily activities in the Yoshiwara entertainment quarter; many of his stylistic features paved the way for Hokusai and Hiroshige (the latter a Prodigy who studied under Toyohiro,becoming one of the very finest Landscape Artists of all ), as well as producing an important series of ukiyo-e triptychs in collaboration with Toyokuni, and numerous book and e-hon illustrations, which occupied him in his later years.

The ukiyo-e series he produced include the following:

  • Eight Views of Edo (several series)
  • Eight Views of Ōmi (several series)
  • Newly Published Perspective Pieces (Shinpan uki-e)
  • Twelve Months by Two Artists, Toyokuni and Toyohiro (Toyokuni Toyohiro ryōga jūnikō), with Toyokuni
  • Untitled series of A Day in the Life of a Geisha
  • Untitled series of Eight Views of Edo in the Snow
  • The Six Great Poets
  • The Twelve Hours
  • The Four accomplishments
  • The Three Cities

ReferencesEdit

  • Hillier, Jack Ronald. 1970. Catalogue of the Japanese paintings and prints in the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Gale, Vol. 1, p. 346. Taylor & Francis, Dec 31, 1970.
  • Wendy shore,Woodbine Books 1980, Ukiyo-e published by Castle Books for Library of fine Arts p. 26