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Monkey (Son Gokû) Takes Queen Golden Sage (Kinsei Kôgô) Home by Straw Dragon, from the series The Journey to the West, A Popular Version (Tsûzoku Saiyûki)

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MFA impressions: 11.37757, 11.39786 A scene from Ch. 71 of the sixteenth-century Chinese fantasy novel, The Journey to the West (Ch. Xiyouji, J. Saiyûki).


Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga 一魁斎芳年画


Censor's seal: Ox 8 aratame 丑八改


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-4187


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Medium or Technique

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