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John Gould Melampitta lugubris, Black Ground-Thrush lithograph c1880

John Gould Melampitta lugubris, Black Ground-Thrush lithograph c1880

by Gould, John

John Gould Ground Thrush antique print. Lesser Melampitta beautiful songbird of Papua New Guinea mountain forests.

Original hand-coloured lithograph by William Hart for John Gould's final work Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia published in London between 1875 and 1888. This superb Gould antique print has beautiful original hand-colour. This is a charming afternoon scene with these lovely little birds. It will look superb when framed. 

'The Bird Man' John Gould (1804-1881) was a brilliant ornithologist who devoted his life to the study of birds. Gould was also an astute business man and knew his limitations as an artist. Gould obtained subscribers to enable him to emply the finest lithographers to produce the highest quality of work for each of his grand publications. After Gould's death, publication of this work was completed by Gould's colleague, ornithologist Richard Bowdler Sharpe who was in charge of the bird collection at the British Museum.

Our scanner is not large enough to show the full lithograph. This original lithograph is in fine condition, as published, 535 x 370mm (21 x 14.5 inches). If you would like further pictures please email

Stock Number: apGn214mPrice: $595.00