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Publisher: Ōmiya Heihachi (近江屋平八)

Lifetime: circa 1811 - 1851

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Eizan example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Eisen example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Toyokuni I example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Shuntei example;

Biography:

Edo print publisher (Marks 413). Artists published by this house include Eisen, Eizan, Kunisada, Kuniyasu, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, Shunkō, Shunshō II, Shuntei, Toyokuni I and Toyokuni II.

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

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"There is not much known about the publisher Ōmiya Heihachi apart from his location at Nihonbashi Yagenborichō. His earliest publications date to 1811 when he began to issue actor prints and prints of beautiful women.

Quoted from: Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 by Andreas Marks, p. 254.