114.5 x 42.4 cms (mounting) 27 x 39.5 cms (painting)
45 x 17 inch (mounting) 11 x 16 inch (painting)
sumi on paper
Chűberi (middle part) of moss-green silk, top and bottom of light-brown silk. brown silk brocade ichimonji and futai, brown wooden rollers. Fitted wooden box. Very good/fine overall condition. The sumi very thin and transparently applied. A certificate by Stephen Addiss accompanies this painting. He has translated the calligraphy as follows: "Daruma faces the wall in meditation, behind him the flowers of spring".
For a similar depiction of Daruma see Stephen Addiss The Art of Twentieth-century Zen, chapter 4 and the illustration on p. 89. "Wall-gazing Daruma" is also referred to as "One-stroke Daruma" or "Ipputsutsu Daruma".