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Australian Painted Button Quails. John Gould Hemipodius scintillans lithograph c1848.

Australian Painted Button Quails. John Gould Hemipodius scintillans lithograph c1848.

by Gould, John

John Gould Sparkling Hemipode lithograph for Birds of Australia circa 1840-1848. Original hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter for John Gould's “Birds of Australia ”. Published in London between 1840 and 1848, these are the finest illustrations ever done of Australian Birds.

John Gould (1804-1881) was a brilliant ornithologist who devoted his life to the study of birds. He had a fine eye for detail, employed the best lithographers, and closely monitored their work. Also an astute business man, Gould obtained subscribers before commencing each of his grand publications that were illustrated with large and beautiful hand-coloured bird lithographs.

A discolouration line around this image at 345 x 500 is evidence that this lovely lithograph has previously been framed in non-conservation material. This line would be covered with new framing. (It is currently on display at Brisbane Antique Emporium, and looks superb with linewash matt. Please email us at sales@antiqueprintclub.com if you would like further pictures. The size of the page is as issued, 535 mm x 370 mm (21 inches x 14.5 inches).

Stock Number: apJGa424Price: $660.00

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