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Publisher: Ezakiya Tatsuzō (江崎屋辰蔵)

Alternate names:
Etatsu (seal name - 江辰)
Sengyokudō (firm name - 専玉堂)

Lifetime: circa 1822 - 1852

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Hiroshige, ca. 1841-44; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kunitomi example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Yoshimune example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Eizan example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Sadatora triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Sadhide example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Taito II example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Shuntei triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kunisada triptych;

Biography:

Edo print publisher (Marks 059). Artists published by this house include Eisen, Eizan, Hiroshige, as Kunisada and Toyokuni III, Kunitomi, Kuniyasu, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, Sadanobu, Sadatora, Shunchō (fl. 1815-23), Shuntei, Taito II, Toyokuni I, Toyokuni II and Yoshitora.

The only artist in the Lyon Collection carrying this publisher's seal is Toyokuni II. His name is highlighted in bold type.

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"Around 1841-41 together with the publisher Ezakiya Tatsuzō, with whom he probably had some kind of a family relation, Ezakiya Kichibei published one of Hiroshige's Tokaidō landscape series known as "Cursive Script Tokaidō" (Gyōshu Tokaidō).

This is from Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 (p. 212) by Andreas Marks.