John Gould

Lot 466: Gould - 7 Folio Bird Lithographs

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

April 21, 2018
Franklin, TN, US

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Description: Included in this lot:

Black-headed Bunting
Starling (young)
Rose-Coloured Pastor (young)
Meadow-Pipit, or Titlark
Common Bunting
Nutcracker (young)
Cuckoo (young ejecting its nestling)

Description:

This group of remarkable folio ithographs with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain published between 1862 and 1873. This particular lithograph is from an early issue of the work before some problems to the stones occurred (such as the snowy owl stone broke and affected the quality in later editions)

Birds of Great Britain allowed Gould to cultivate his aesthetic style. He created very appealing compositions often featuring nests and young with the adult species and intricate backgrounds. Gould realized that the artistry would make this work far more intriguing than its predecessor Birds of Europe and thus introduced 750 copies. Birds of Great Britain remains vastly popular today. John Gould created nearly 3000 hand-colored plates of animals in his extensive career. Gould gained much of his knowledge by observation and experience and contributed greatly to scientific knowledge at the time. Gould is believed to have done the original sketches for all of the plates. He utilized many talented artists to help create the finished lithograph including his wife Elizabeth Coxen Gould, Edward Lear, Joseph Wolf, William Hart, and H. C. Richter. Even at the time of publication, Gould’s plates were very expensive and only sold to a small set of subscribers. Due to the limited subscriber list, the plates remain rare and of high value for collectors today.
Dimensions: ~ 15" by 22"
Artist or Maker: John Gould
Medium: Originally Hand-colored Folio Lithograph; Exceptional paper tone
Date: 1862-1873
Condition Report: The work is in excellent condition overall. The paper tone is exceptional for this work. There may be occasional fox marks or imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
Literature: Birds of Great Britain
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