Portrait of HakuinArtist(s)SuiObject Creation Date1760-1789Medium & Supporthanging scroll, ink on paperDimensions
( )Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut SternSubject matter
Hakuin Ekaku, the portrait in the painting is one of the most influential people of Zen Buddhism. He is considered the revived of the Rinzai school and is the subject of many paintings. Physical Description
In the bottom third of the painting is a portrait of a man looking to the left (of the viewer's pov). Above him are two separate sections of inscriptions. The one on the right is toward the middle of the length of the page and is two lines. Directly above it is two red seals. To the left of the seals begins the second inscription written in five lines and larger characters. At the upper left is a red seal slightly obscured by the five-line inscription. Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typehanging scrollCollection AreaAsianRights
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