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Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō (伊場屋仙三郎)

Alternate names:
Dasendō (firm name - 団仙堂)
Ibasen (seal name - 伊場仙)

Lifetime: circa 1815 - 1869

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Biography:

"Ibaya Senzaburō [Marks 127] specialized in fan prints showing a broad range of subjects. He started around 1815 with actor portraits by Toyokuni and Kunisada but soon also issued portraits of beautiful women by these artists.... In the 1830s, Ibaya began publishing designs by Hiroshige which soon turned out to be very popular. Hiroshige understood how to use the unusual format in his favor and the several hundred fan prints he designed became an important part of his oeuvre. With at least twenty series plus several unserialized prints, Ibaya was the foremost producer of Hiroshige's fan prints but also of Kunisada's (over 140 different designs) and Kuniyoshi's."

Quoted from: Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 by Andreas Marks, p. 266.

Artists published by this Edo/Tokyo house include Hiroshige, Hiroshige II, Kunisada, Kunisada II, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, Toyokuni I, Toyokuni III, Yoshifuji and Yoshiiku.

[Artists in the Lyon Collection who were published by this house have their names highlighted in bold type.]