From the Thicket, a Pole (Yabu kara bô): Monkey and the Seven Sages (Son Gokû, Shichikenjin), from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakuzu)

狂斎百図 「やぶからぼふ」 「そんごくう」 「七賢人」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 9th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 102, #0773 (sheet of 4)

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.6 x 12.7 cm (7 5/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

11.37031

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
Uncut sheet: 11.45393.12
Right side only: 11.22647, 11.37031

Signed

Kyôsai
狂斎

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:寅九改
彫師:なし

Provenance

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)

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