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Australian Red-Throated Pachycephala Rufogularis John Gould lithograph c1848.

Australian Red-Throated Pachycephala Rufogularis John Gould lithograph c1848.

by Gould, John

John Gould antique print of the Australian Red-throated Whistler, or Red-lored Whistler.

Original hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter for Gould's “Birds of Australia ”, the famous series on Australian Birds published by John Gould in London between 1840 and 1848.

John Gould (1804-1881) was known as the Bird Man. The superb hand-coloured lithographs for Gould's Birds of Australia are some of the finest illustrations of Australian birds ever done. Gould was a naturalist who had a fine eye for detail but knew his limitations as an artist. He employed the best lithographers of birds, paid them well, and supervised them closely. His wife, artist Elizabeth (Coxen) Gould (1804-1841) studied lithography with the great parrot artist Edward Lear, and assisted in drawing and lithographing over 600 birds for her husband's publications, until she died at the age of 37, following the birth of their eighth child.

There are a few of foxing spots at lower left of the birds in this lithograph, and the price has been adjusted accordingly. The digital photo still does not do it justice. It is a beautiful bird study. Page size is  535 x 370 mm (21 x 14.5 inches).

Stock Number: apJGa106Price: $550.00

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