Signature: Wang Zhen
There is a sage in the West absorbed in reciting a sutra.
He sits under a tree giving a sermon.
The birds listen but do not respond.
The Buddhist wheel resembles the full moon.
The lantern shimmers with magic light.
An ailing believer arrives from afar to confer with the monk in the cave.
One day before the Zhongyang Festival [the 9th day of the 9th month] 1928. Respectfully painted, the Buddhist Wang Zhen.
Artist's seals: 1. Good fortune of Wang Zhen (square, white characters)
2. Yiting (square, red characters)
3. Pure idea from the mind (square, red characters)
Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (two)