Good and Evil Influences in the Yoshiwara
Artist Eishôsai Chôki (Japanese, active about 1780–1810)
Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 191, #66; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pls. 161-3; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2139 (left sheet only)
Vertical ôban; 39 x 25.9 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.14824 (left sheet only), 11.14830 (right sheet only), 21.4786 (center sheet only), 21.7541-3 (complete triptych)
No censor's seal
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection