Enshūya Matabei (遠州屋又兵衛) (publisher ca 1768 – 1881)

Enmata (seal name - 遠又)


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 1768 Bunchō example
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - ca. 1800 Utamaro example
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - ca. 1845-46 Hiroshige example


Edo/Tokyo print publisher (Marks 057). Artists published by this house include Bunchō, Fusatane, Kunimasa, Hiroshige, Hiroshige II, Kunihisa II, Kunisada, Kunisada II, Kuniteru II, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, Utamaro, Yoshitsuna and Yoshiiku.

[Kuniyoshi is the only artist in the Lyon Collection who was published by this house. His name is highlighted in bold type.]


In the early 1850s Enshūya Matabei shared the same address with another publisher, Ebiya Rinnosuke. In fact, they even co-published two different series.