A Japanese scroll painting by Kishi Chikudo
kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and color on paper, depicting a procession of monks descending from a monastery, setting out on their daily alms round, signed Tsuchinoto hituji shunki(?) (painted in Spring, in the year of the sheep', ), Kishi Chikudo sha and sealed chikudo, in wooden box.
H. 126 x W. 50 cm (painting)
H. 194 x W. 63 cm (scroll)
Collection Peter Poldervaart, Amsterdam
Born in Omi province, Kishi Chikudo was a Japanese-style painter who first learned paintings from Kano Eigaku, then Kishi Renzan from whom he took his name. He was well-known for painting landscape and animals, particularly excelling at tigers. In 1896 he was appointed to the art committee of the Imperial Household.