Ibaya Senzaburō (伊場屋仙三郎) (publisher ca 1815 – 1875)

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


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Hokusai example
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Yoshifuji example
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Toyokuni III example
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kunisada II example
British Museum - Kunichika example


Artists published by this Edo/Tokyo house include Hiroshige, Hiroshige II, Hokusai, Kunichika, 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.]


"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.


There is a Kunichika triptych from 1875 in the British Museum. They identify it as being by this publisher and while the seal is not in Marks it does look authentic.