"Pictures of the Colorful Realm of Living Beings", 1759, Jakuchu Ito
動植綵絵 第二期( 1761-1765 ), 16. 棕櫚雄鶏図［しゅろ ゆうけい ず］ , "Pictures of the Colorful Realm of Living Beings", Jakuchu Ito
Itō Jakuchū (伊藤 若冲?, 1716-1800) was an eccentric Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world. Many of his paintings concern traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly chickens and other birds. Many of his otherwise traditional works display a great degree of experimentation with perspective, and with other very modern stylistic elements.