K557 Dick Daruma by Iida Tōin (竹田黙雷)

From behind Bodhidharma looks like a gourd or an eggplant.

(signed) Mushō*
無聖
 か茄子か
姿かうり
面壁の祖師の


Iida Tōin (竹田黙雷, 1863-1937)

K557 hanging scroll, sumi on paper 32.1 cm × 50.8 cm.

* Mushō: Tōin’s penname

Painting of Bodhidharma facing a wall.