Monkey (Son Gokû) Fights Great King Holy Child (Seiei Daiô), Also Called Red Boy (Kôgaiji), from the series The Journey to the West, A Popular Version (Tsûzoku Saiyûki)
1864–65 (Genji 1–2)
Waseda db 201-4190
Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.9 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.37749, 11.39780
A scene from Ch. 41 of the sixteenth-century Chinese fantasy novel, The Journey to the West (Ch. Xiyouji, J. Saiyûki).
Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
No censor's seal
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