Itô Jakuchû 伊藤 若冲 (1716-1800) painted these beautiful three cranes and plum blossoms as a hanging scroll. He is a specialist for mainly pictures of nature, often birds like chickens or roosters. Jakuchû is famous for his bird and flower paintings 動植彩絵 (dōshoku saie) owned by the imperial family. His works are mostly hanging scrolls or screens, but he also made woodblock prints. This picture was presented as part of an exhibition of the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 2012. Look here for more pictures and information.