Ideal Portrait of Daruma

Kenko Shokei, Japanese, died 1523

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Muromachi Period (1392-1573)

Date:
Early 16th century

Medium:
Ink on paper; mounted as a hanging scroll

Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches (35 x 22.5 cm) Mount: 53 9/16 x 14 9/16 inches (136 x 37 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1928-104-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds, 1928

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Kenko Shokei was a Zen Buddhist priest at Kenchoji, a temple in Kamakura, Japan. Following Chinese prototypes of paintings of Daruma, Kenko uses vibrant brushwork to depict the famous patriarch as a robed monk with strong features and a look of intense concentration.