The Seven Women of Cobweb Cave (Banshidô shichi seijo), from Part III, Vol. 1 of the book Ehon Saiyû Zenden
絵本西遊全伝 三篇 「盤絲洞 七情女」
preface of book: 1833 (Tenpô 4), 8th month
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853)
Two pages; 18.1 x 26.6 cm (7 1/8 x 10 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock printed book page; ink and color on paper
Not On View
From Ch. 72 of The Journey to the West (Ch. Xiyouji, J. Saiyûki).
(this picture unsigned)
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)
 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