Signature: Zhao Shuru
Dated summer 1924
Artist's inscription: In a Buddha state he meditates facing the rocks and ignores the suffering world of the bitter sea [of humanity]. Who said our Buddha is benevolent? Zhao Shuru painted this with respect at Chengyinkan.
Artist's seals: 1. Seal of Zhao Shigang (square, white characters)
2. Zhaoshi Shuru (square, red characters)
3. A person from Tianshui Prefecture (oval, red)
Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth