ARTIST Elizabeth Gould
FROM Birds of Australia
CONDITION Hand colored lithograph
Sheet size: 21 x 14.5 inches.
DATE London 1840-48
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." John Gould's wife Elizabeth has been called the mother of Australian bird study for her contributions to this work.
Suggested Framing: - Louis16 gold frame with bead, French lined mat: $510