A scroll painting by Obaku Moku'an (Mu'an Xingtao)
kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink on paper, depicting Hotei with his bag filled with everything you could wish for, with calligraphy haiku, signed Obaku Moku'an and sealed, in wooden box.
H. 84 x W. 27.5 cm (painting)
H. 170 x W. 39 cm (scroll)
Collection Peter Poldervaart, Amsterdam
Obaku Moku'an, also known as Mu'an Xingtao, was a Chinese monk who traveled to Japan in 1655 and never returned to his homeland.