The Queen of Western Liang (Seiryûkoku joô), from Part III, Vol. 1 of the book Ehon Saiyû Zenden

絵本西遊全伝 三篇 「西梁国女王」

Japanese
Edo period
preface of book: 1833 (Tenpô 4), 8th month
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853)


Dimensions

One page; 17.7 x 13.8 cm (6 15/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19940

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book page; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From Chs. 54-55 of The Journey to the West (Ch. Xiyouji, J. Saiyûki).

Signed

(this picture unsigned)
無款

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: 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