Kishi Chikudō, Winter Landscape Album Leaf from a Set of Fifty, late 19th century.
During his lifetime, Kishi Chikudō was regarded as one of the three greatest painters of Kyoto, Japan. Following the practice of shasei (sketching from life), Chikudō painted animals, birds, flowers, and seasonal scenes. He used a soft, finely tapered wet brush applied directly to silk to create shading and three-dimensionality.Printed on recycled paper. Inside Message: Season's Greetings. Printed on recycled paper. Contains 12 cards and envelops. Measures 5 x 7 in.