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

Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds

$900

Kite
Kite

$600

Red-Throated Diver
Red-Throated Diver

$900

Parakeets
Parakeets

SOLD Framed: 23 ½" x 29"

Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper

$450

Nightjar
Nightjar

$350

White-Winged Tern
White-Winged Tern

$300

Whip-Poor-Will
Whip-Poor-Will

$300

Swift
Swift

$350

Smew
Smew

$900

Stone Curlew
Stone Curlew

$350

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper

$350

Spotted Nightjar
Spotted Nightjar

$350

Montagu's Harrier
Montagu's Harrier

$550

Gadwall
Gadwall

$900

Black Eared Vulture
Black Eared Vulture

$600

Coot
Coot

$600

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

$350

Bittern
Bittern

$900

Golden Thrush
Golden Thrush

$500

White-Eyed Duck
White-Eyed Duck

$900

Otis Macqueeni
Otis Macqueeni

$300

Alpine Swift
Alpine Swift

$350

Storm Petrel
Storm Petrel

$300

Papuan Podargus
Papuan Podargus

$250 Detail: Text taped to the back of print

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper

$550

Black Grouse
Black Grouse

$900

Marbled Podargus
Marbled Podargus

$200 Detail: Text taped to the back of print

Penduline Tit
Penduline Tit

$550

Tawny-Shouldered Podargus
Tawny-Shouldered Podargus

$250

Goldfinch
Goldfinch

$500 Date: 1862-1873

Widgeon
Widgeon

$900 Date: 1871