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Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke (海老屋林之助)

Alternate names:
Ebirin (seal name - 海老林)
Kaijudō (firm name - 海寿堂)
Ueki Rinnosuke (family name - 植木林之助)

Lifetime: circa 1832 - 1895

Related links: The Walters Art Museum - Yoshiiku print; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kyōsai example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Yoshitoshi example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Yoshitsuya triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Hiroshige example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kuniteru II diptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Yoshikazu triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kunisada II triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kunichika/Yoshikane example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Hiroshige II example;

Biography:

Edo/Tokyo print publisher (Marks 040). This house published the works of Ginkō, Hiroshige, Hiroshige II, Hiroshige III, Kunichika, as Kunisada & as Toyokuni III, Kunisada II, Kuniteru I, Kuniteru II, Kunitsuna II, Kuniyoshi, Kyōsai, Sadahide, Toyonobu, Yoshiharu, Yoshiharu II, Yoshiiku, Yoshikane, Yoshikazu, Yoshitora, Yoshitoshi, Yoshitsuya and Yoshitoyo.

[Artists in the Lyon Collection who were published by this house are shown in bold type.]

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"As early as 1832, Ebiya Rinnosuke was in business as a fan merchant, issuing fan prints." His earliest known fan print was designed by Kunisada for a kabuki performance from the third month of 1832. "Fan prints are rare today as they were intended to be glued on a frame and used. How productive Ebiya actually was in his early period is therefore not possible to tell."

Quote from Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 (p. 280) by Andreas Marks.

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Some of the actors portrayed in prints published by Ebiya Rinnosuke include Onoe Baikō IV, Onoe Kikujirō II, Onoe Kikugorō IV, Onoe Waichi II, Onoe Kikusaburō V, Onoe Shōroku, Kataoka Gadō II, Kataoka Nizaemon VIII, Nakamura Utaemon IV, Nakamura Kamenojō I, Nakamura Ganpachi I, Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII, Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Ichikawa Sadanji I, Ichimura Uzaemon XII, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Ichimura Kakitsu IV, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Sawamura Tosshō II, Arashi Kichisaburō III, Arashi Rikan III, Arashi Jitohachi III, Arashi Kangorō I, Arashi Kichiroku I, Nakamura Shikan IV, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Tsuruzō I, Nakamura Kantarō I, Ichikawa Kuzō II, Ichikawa Kuzō III, Ichikawa Ebizō V, Ichikawa Danzō VI, Ichikawa Shinsha I, Ichikawa Ichisaburō, Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Bandō Hikasaburō IV, Bandō Kamezō I, Bandō Takesaburō I, Bandō Hikasaburō V, Bandō Mitsugorō VI, Bandō Matsujirō, Fujikawa Kayū III, Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I, Kawarazaki Kunitarō, Ichikawa Ichizō III, Seki Kasuke, Seki Sanjūrō III, Iwai Kumesaburō III, Iwai Shijaku II, Nakayama Bungorō II, Sawamura Chōjūrō V, Ōtani Tokuji II, Ōtani Toemon IV, Ōtani Toemon V and Bandō Shūka I.

[The names of actors published by this house who are included in the Lyon Collection have their names highlighted in bold type.]