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.