This outstanding large Buddha painting stands at six and a half feet tall! The face of Buddha is rendered in rich brown and umber tones, giving a sepia effect. Look closely to see a gritty texture throughout. We acquired this from an eclectic collector who claimed that the texture is sand from the Nile river! This original painting is signed at the bottom. Buddha, born with the name Siddhartha Gautama, was a teacher, philosopher and spiritual leader who is considered the founder of Buddhism. He lived and taught in the region around the border of modern-day Nepal and India sometime between the 6th to 4th century B.C.