Monkey (Son Gokû) Fights Great King Golden Horn (Kinkaku Daiô), from the series The Journey to the West, A Popular Version (Tsûzoku Saiyûki)

「通俗西遊記(つうぞくさいゆうき)」「金閣大王」「孫俉空」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 2nd month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892)


Catalogue Raisonné

Museum of Kyoto, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ten (2001), #75

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 24.2 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.39779

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37748, 11.39779

A scene from Ch. 35 of the sixteenth-century Chinese fantasy novel, The Journey to the West (Ch. Xiyouji, J. Saiyûki).

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
一魁斎芳年画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑二改
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