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    John Gould and others. Five Ornithological Lithographic Prints with hand-coloring. c. 1840s.

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    John Gould and others. Five Ornithological Lithographic Prints with hand-coloring. Various places: c. 1840s.

    John Gould (1804-1881). Five Prints:

    Curruca Orphea; J. Gould & H.C Richter; Walter, Imp. Approximately 22 x 15 inches. [together with]:

    Limosa Uropygialis; J. Gould & H.C Richter; Hullmandel & Walton, Imp. Approximately 21.25 x 13.75 inches. [And]:

    Mountain Accentor, Accentor Montanellus; J. & E. Gould; Hullmandel. Approximately 21.25 x 14 inches. [And]:

    Collurio Hardwickii, Collurio Erythronotus; E. Gould; Hullmandel. Approximately 21.25 x 14 inches. [And]:

    Aegialitis Montanus; D. G. Elliot; Bowen. Approximately 23 x 17.5 inches.

    A group of five delightful hand-colored lithographs of birds, from John Gould and other ornithological artists. All prints are in very good condition, with paper lightly toned and some chipping and short edge tears in places.

    John Gould (1804-1881), sometimes referred to as "the British Audubon" because of the impact and profound influence of his work, was a remarkably prolific artist and publisher of ornithological works. Gould studied taxidermy as a teenager, and became so expert at it that he became the first curator at the Zoological Society of London. He began drawing birds, and with the assistance of several artists (such as his wife Elizabeth and Edward Lear), his publications contained illustrations not only beautiful but scientifically accurate. His favorite work, A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming Birds, its plates highlighted with metallic iridescent colors, has been called Gould's "masterpiece" and "among the most beautiful of Victorian illustrated books" - "a feast of beauty and a source of wonder" (Sitwell). Gould left an unparalleled body of work, and we are proud to here offer many of his beautiful imperial folio prints.



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