ARTIST John Gould
FROM Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds
CONDITION Hand colored lithographs
Sheet size: 21 x 14.5 inches.
DATE London 1849-87
This Gordon Sauer states in his biography of John Gould, "....Gould was not only an ornithologist; he was also a brilliant artist and highly skilled publisher. Over a period of fifty years he brought these energies together, dominated the field of ornithological discovery and produced folio works of unrivaled beauty and scholarship." These images display showy flowers and dramatic composition and exquisite hand coloring. Some images embellished with gum Arabic highlights.
Suggested Framing: - Louis16 gold frame with bead, French lined mat: $510