Salmon Crested Cockatoo, Silk Wall Hanging

Salmon Crested Cockatoo, John Reeves

The Salmon-crested cockatoo is endemic to the Seram archipelago in eastern Indonesia. It is among the largest of the white cockatoos.

This bird is currently listed as critically endangered. This is a direct result of the destruction of habitat through logging and through illegal trapping of the species. Watercolor, circa. 1826-1831

Silk wall hanging, 15" x 30".

100% Silk, mounted on canvas. Wood frame and faux leather strap.

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. 


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