Red Crowned Crane, John Reeves
The red-crowned crane, also known as The Japanese crane, is a large East Asian crane among the rarest cranes in the world. It is known as a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity
100% Silk, beautifully printed in true, vibrant colors.
Silk hand sewn onto canvas backing. Hand painted wooden frame, with faux leather hanging strap.
Size approx. height 50cm, width 58cm (19.7" x 22.8")
Printed & handmade in England.
John Reeves worked as a tea merchant with the East India Company in China. He was also a keen amateur naturalist and artist. Reeves's work in the trading port of Canton, China, gave him access to exotic flora and fauna from all over the continent. He later became a correspondent with the Horticultural Society of London, sending specimens and drawings back to England.