Portrait oriented print of a crane on a lake shore, framed in dark wood

Waves of the First Rank Framed Print

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A framed, mounted print of a reproduction of Waves of the First Rank (detail), Taki Katei (1830-1901) drawing, ink and colour on paper.

Many pictorial themes originated in word-play. In Chinese, ‘court’ and ‘waves’ sound similar, and the emblem of a crane was used on the highest officials’ rank badge, sewn onto their robes to denote their status. The combination of cranes standing beside waves was therefore a wish for a young man to achieve the highest professional success.

The print has been designed and made in the UK exclusively for National Museums Liverpool.


Dimensions: 20 x 25.4cm

Fabric: Wood Frame

Brand: National Museums Liverpool



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