The Fan Shop Mieidô
「すゑひろ」 「美影堂」 （扇屋美影堂店先）
Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), pls. 70-2; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 2498-500
Vertical ôban triptych; 38.7 x 75.4 cm (15 1/4 x 29 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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.
Toyokuni ga (on box in background of left sheet)
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection