Monkey (Son Gokû) Fights the Yellow Wind King (Kôfûô), 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)」「孫悟空」「黄風王」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 12th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.2 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.39776

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37745, 11.39776

A scene from Ch. 21 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: Rat 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子十二改
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