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John Gould and Elizabeth Gould
Birds of Europe by John and Elisabeth Goult, 1832

circa 1830

$2,082.90

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Rare Set of 6 beautiful Naturalistic hand-colored lithograph signed by John Gould from his work Birds of Europe, embelished with gum arabic in vibrant colors. Published 1832 - 1837 by Hullmandel, Walter and Walton. Presented in gold leaf wood frames. Very charming . John Gould (1804–1881) is the most prolific publisher of ornithological subjects of all time. In 19th-century Europe, his name was as well known as Audubon’s was in North America. Unlike Audubon, whose life’s work focused on one region, Gould traveled widely and employed other artists to help create his lavish, hand-colored lithographic folios. John Gould’s love of natural history was fostered in the gardens of King George III where his father was chief gardener at Windsor Castle. Although trained as a gardener, Gould’s interests quickly evolved, and at the age of 20, he was appointed taxidermist to the Zoological Society of London. After three years, he progressed to the position of curator of birds and chief taxidermist. In 1830, newly married, Gould and his artist wife, Elizabeth Gould (née Coxen, 1804 – 1841), began their publishing career. During a career spanning over half a century, John Gould oversaw the publication of more than a dozen folios on birds of the world.

Details

  • Creator
    John Gould and Elizabeth Gould (British)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1830
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.85 in. (25 cm)Width: 7.49 in. (19 cm)Depth: 0.4 in. (1 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1071stDibs: LU56413583392

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