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Publisher: Surugaya Hanbei (駿河屋半兵衛)

Lifetime: circa 1797 - 1808

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Shūchō example;

Biography:

Edo print publisher (Marks 499). Artists published by this house include Eiri, Eishō, Shūchō, Shun'ei, Shuntei, Toyokuni I and Utamaro.

The only artists in the Lyon Collection published by this house are Eishō and Utamaro. We have highlighted their names in bold type.

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This house also published books. In Kyōwa 4 (1803/4) they published a work by Jippensha Ikku, Shoyō kojitsuke anmon (諸用附会案文). In their last year of operation they published a book, the Naniwa Miyage Hatsumonogatari ( 浪花土産初物語), about the return of Utaemon III to Edo. The text was by Shikitei Sanba with one illustration by Katsukawa Shuntei.