A Zenga painting of the patriarch of Zen Buddhism Bodhidarma or better known in Japan as Daruma. Many of these paintings done by priests in their later years, reflect the artists religeouse progress and are thus often almost a self portrait.
Age: Taisho - Showa
Size: overall 56-1/2" x 20-3/4" (143 x 53 cm); image 16-1/4" x 13-1/4" (41 x 34 cm)
Media: Sumi-e on paper.