The Fan Shop Mieidô

「すゑひろ」 「美影堂」 (扇屋美影堂店先)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), pls. 70-2; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 2498-500

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.7 x 75.4 cm (15 1/4 x 29 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7756-8

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7756 (left), 21.7757 (center), 21.7758 (right)

The real name of the fan shop, Mieidô, is partly visible on the signboard in the shape of a giant fan overhead. As a joke, the name and trademark of the publisher, Eijudô, are substituted for the shop name elsewhere in the picture.

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on box in background of left sheet)
豊国画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 320); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection