Newly Published Good and Evil Influences Enacted by Cats (Shinpan neko no zen'aku)
1880 (Meiji 13), May
Artist Unidentified, Japanese
Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 24.9 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The inscription in the left margin gives only the address, Kyôbashi-ku (a district in Tokyo from 1878 to 1947), but no name for the artist/publisher.
Gakô shuppanjin (artist and publisher) Kyôbashi-ku (address, but no name)
No blockcutter's mark
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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