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Publisher: Maruya Seijirō (丸屋清次郎)

Alternate names:
Jukakudō (firm name - 寿鶴堂)
Marusei (seal name - 丸清)

Lifetime: circa 1799 - 1863

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Shigemaru example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Yoshinobu example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Fusatane example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Sadahide example;

Biography:

Edo print publisher (Marks 299). Artists published by this house include Eisen, Hiroshige, Kunihide, Kunimasa, as Kunisada and Toyokuni III, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, Shigemaru, Toyokuni I, Toyokuni II, Yoshikazu, Yoshinobu, Yoshitora and Yoshitsuya.

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

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"As early as 1799, Maruya Seijirō published actor prints by Kunimasa and Toyokuni. Amongst the rare prints that he issued during that time are also a few actor bust portraits by Toyokuni from 1802. However, there seems to have been a halt to print production from the time until the late 1820s/early 1830s when we then again find his actor prints by Toyokuni II and Kunisada, beauties by Eisen, pictures of flowers and birds Hiroshige and much else."

This is from Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 (p. 238) by Andreas Marks.