Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Japan
  • Daruma, 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk (with box)
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 104 x 36.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 40 15/16 x 14 1/2 in
    Mount Dimensions: 184.8 x 44.4 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 72 3/4 x 17 1/2 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0607

The painting depicts the figure of Daruma in three-quarter profile. He wears a stern expression; his eyes look to the right. His hands are tucked into a robe, delineated by bold, swift brushstrokes.