John Gould

(1804-1881)

 
John Gould was 14 when his father became a gardener at Windsor Castle and it was there that Gould pursued his early interest
in birds. He studied taxidermy which led to his collecting bird skins and by the time he was 47 he had over 75,000 specimens.
He published at least 6 works, each consisting of multiple volumes of folio size, depicting birds from every continent except Africa. His wife Elizabeth worked with him until her early death in 1841, after which Gould hired Henry Richter, William Hart, and Josef Wolf to continue the artistic work, as well as the lithographic endeavor.
 
Source: Gould's Exotic Birds by Maureen Lambourne (great-granddaughter of John Gould) and Great Bird Illustrators by Peyton Skipworth.
 
 

Artists: John Gould and H.C.Richter

Medium: Hand Colored Lithography

Size: 14 ¼" x 21 ½" or 21 ½" x 14 ¼"

Condition: Very Good

 

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Buff-Tailed Starfrontlet
Buff-Tailed Starfrontlet

$900

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Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds

$900

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Kite
Kite

$600

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Red-Throated Diver
Red-Throated Diver

$900

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Parakeets
Parakeets

SOLD Framed: 23 ½" x 29"

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Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper

$450

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Nightjar
Nightjar

$350

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White-Winged Tern
White-Winged Tern

$300

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Whip-Poor-Will
Whip-Poor-Will

$300

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Swift
Swift

$350

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Smew
Smew

$900

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Stone Curlew
Stone Curlew

$350

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Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper

$350

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Spotted Nightjar
Spotted Nightjar

$350

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Montagu's Harrier
Montagu's Harrier

$550

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Gadwall
Gadwall

$900

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Black Eared Vulture
Black Eared Vulture

$600

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Coot
Coot

$600

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Black-Bellied Water-Ouzel
Black-Bellied Water-Ouzel

$350

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Bittern
Bittern

$900

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Golden Thrush
Golden Thrush

$500

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White-Eyed Duck
White-Eyed Duck

$900

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Otis Macqueeni
Otis Macqueeni

$300

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Alpine Swift
Alpine Swift

$350

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Storm Petrel
Storm Petrel

$300

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Papuan Podargus
Papuan Podargus

$250 Detail: Text taped to the back of print

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Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper

$550

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Black Grouse
Black Grouse

$900

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Marbled Podargus
Marbled Podargus

$200 Detail: Text taped to the back of print

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Penduline Tit
Penduline Tit

$550

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Tawny-Shouldered Podargus
Tawny-Shouldered Podargus

$250

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Goldfinch
Goldfinch

$500 Date: 1862-1873

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Widgeon
Widgeon

$900 Date: 1871

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