Lang shining , an Italian, formerly known as Giuseppe gastirione, was born in Milan. In the fifty fourth year of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty , he came to China as a monk of the Catholic Jesuits to preach. Then he entered the palace and became a palace painter. He once participated in the design of the western building in the Yuanmingyuan. Lang shining has been engaged in painting in China for more than 50 years, and has successively served as a palace painter in the three dynasties of Kang, Yong and Qian. As a foreigner, Lang shining was influenced by western education since his childhood. His arrival brought western painting techniques to the Qing court, showed the charm of European bright and dark painting techniques to the emperor and other court painters, and was successively reused by Emperor Kangxi, Emperor Yongzheng and Emperor Qianlong. Lang shining is an all-round artist. His paintings have a wide range of subjects, including figures, portraits, animals, flowers and birds, landscapes and other fields. He is well carved and favored by the Qing Royal family. He became an important representative figure of the court painters in the period of Yongzheng and Qianlong.
丹顶鹤，又称仙鹤，是国际宝贵鸟类之一，丹顶鹤已经成为国家一级维护动物。丹顶鹤性格典雅，形状魅力。素以喙、颈、腿 三长 著称，直立时可达 一米多高。身披皎白茸毛，喉、颊和颈为暗褐色，长而曲折的黑色飞羽呈弓状 ，掩盖在白色尾羽上。暴露的朱红色头顶，恰似一顶小红帽，因而得名 丹顶鹤 。
Red Crowned Crane, also known as crane, is one of the world s precious birds. Red Crowned Crane has become a national first-class protected animal. The Red Crowned Crane has elegant temperament and charming shape. Known for its beak, neck and legs, it can reach more than one meter high when upright. The body is covered with white feathers. The throat, cheek and neck are dark brown. The long and curved black flying feathers are arched and covered with white tail feathers. The naked red head is like a small red hat, so it is named Red Crowned Crane .