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Gould Sombre Egret, Herodius pannosus John Gould lithograph c1848

Gould Sombre Egret, Herodius pannosus John Gould lithograph c1848


by Gould, John

John Gould Egret antique print, Herodius pannosus from Birds of Australia c1848.

Original hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter for Gould's “Birds of Australia ” published in London between 1840 and 1848 by John Gould (1804-1881).

Known as The Bird Man, John Gould spent over 50 years publishing beautiful hand-coloured lithographs from around the world. Gould was a respected ornithologist, a discerning artist, and a successful businessman. He obtained subscribers’ funds prior to each work; and while he was apparently very demanding of his staff, he paid them well - except perhaps his artist wife Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841), who learnt lithography from the great parrot artist, Edward Lear. She refined many of her husband’s drawings of birds, and lithographed over 600 of them – until she died following the birth of their eighth child after their return from Australia to England in 1840.

Another superb Gould lithograph, in good condition with beautiful hand-colour. The digital image does not do justice to this fine antique print. We provide a close-up to show the beauty of this lithograph. If you would like a further image, please email us. The size is 535 x 370mm (21 x 14.5 inches), as published.

Stock Number: apJGa492Price: $990.00