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In medieval bestiaries cranes were often depicted holding a stone in one foot. This, like many bestiary depictions, derives from Pliny the Elder’s description of their behaviour: ‘When they rest at night they have sentries who hold a stone in their claw; if a sentry begins to fall asleep the stone falls and wakes him. All the other birds sleep with their head under their wing, except for the leader, who keeps watch.’ (Natural History, Book 10, 30). For this watchful sentry I took inspiration from many different manuscript illustrations.

This print is in a limited edition of 30. It has been hand printed using oil-based inks on British-made 300gsm Somerset paper. All prints are individually numbered and signed.

Minor variations occur naturally through the printmaking process and each print is original.

This print is unmounted and unframed.

Each print is board-backed, wrapped in cellophane and packaged carefully for shipping.

Materials used:

300gsm Somerset paper, oil-based ink, linoleum

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