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Illustrating and classifying - the importance of John Reeves' watercolours | Natural History Museum

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Uploaded on Mar 30, 2011

Natural Museum fish curator, James Maclaine, examines the importance of Reeves' watercolours to the description and classification of fish.

John Reeves' position in China enabled him to acquire many specimens unknown to Western scientists in the 1800s. He sent almost 500 watercolours of fish back to Britain including detailed information on 83 new species.

Find out more about the Images of Nature gallery at the Museum:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/galleri...

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