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John Gould Original Hand-Colored Lithograph, 'Lampornis Porphyrurus'

$1,200Asking Price


John Gould original hand-colored lithograph featuring a pair of black and scarlet hummingbirds from Jamaica tending their nest. This vintage Gould print is unframed and in good condition with strong fresh color. There is some toning seen around the edges. Image measures: 21 1/4" H x 14" W. From the Series: Family of Humming-birds. Monograph of the Trochilidae (1849-1861). John Gould (1804-1881) was the most prolific artist and publisher of ornithological subjects of all time. Nearly 3,000 lithographs were created during the span of his long career. 418 species were depicted by the artist John Gould and his fellow artists H.C. Richter and William Hart. Each plate portrays brightly colored birds with the flowers native to their region. The Family of Hummingbirds series displays an amazing collection of hand-colored lithographs of hummingbirds. Gold leaf, transparent oil colors, watercolors, lacquers, and gum Arabic are added to capture the iridescent quality of these most beautiful of birds.


  • Creator
    John Gould (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Width: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Depth: .05 in. (1.27 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: p10391stDibs: LU1875315518241

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