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Courtesans of the Chôjiya, from right: Itsuhata, kamuro Sakura and Kichiji; Senzan, kamuro Isoji and Yasoji; Misayama, kamuro Chidori and Midori; Itotaki, kamuro Metaki and Takano; Oribae, kamuro Hamaji and Hamano

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MFA impressions: 11.24884, 21.4851 Publisher's mark and censor's seal torn off of this impression. Probably one sheet of an incomplete triptych. Possibly another sheet of the same triptych: 11.14049.


Eishi ga 栄之画


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) NOTES: [1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #121


Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 25.7 cm (15 7/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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