Loading Spinner

John Gould

Lot 43993: Gould - Roseate Tern

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

August 6, 2022
Franklin, TN, US

More About this Item


Description

This remarkable folio lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain published between 1862 and 1873. This is an earlier printing of the work before the plate for the Snowy Owl was cracked.

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

~ 14" by 21"

Artist or Maker

John Gould

Medium

Originally Hand-colored Lithograph

Date

1862-1875

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be occasional fox marks, text offset, 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

Request more information

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Paypal, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Shipping is handled within 1 business days of completed payment. If you have specific shipping requests or address changes, please contact us before completing payment so we are aware and can adjust the invoice if necessary. Shipping is billed directly after the sale. We typically ship via USPS and FedEx domestic and with USPS and DHL international. We calculate based on the total package weight and destination. All shipments are insured, though to provide this some services may be required when shipping outside of the United States. We're glad to provide quotes and options of services.

The buyer is responsible for paying the customs fees, duties, import taxes, and any related charges. Customs can cause delays in arrival of your shipment, which the seller has no control over. Please consider these charges and delays when making your purchase. If you need specific wording for customs, please also contact before payment as each country has different rules and we will try to accommodate when possible.

Buyer's Premium

10.0%

From: To: Increment:
$0 $99 $5
$100 $299 $10
$300 $699 $25
$700 $1,249 $50
$1,250+ $100

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

Conditions of Sale

Invoicing and payment are completed through Invaluable's system. If an alternate form of payment is requested, please contact us. Payment for winning lots should be completed within 10 business days. We are also glad to answer any additional questions on condition or service. We typically answer very quickly, but always within one business day. All purchases are guaranteed to be authentic. These are all antique items and thus may exhibit imperfections from time and wear, please contact with any concerns before the auction. While we do request you put a credit card on file to bid, we do not require this and may not automatically charge you for the lots, though we do reserve this right.

Shipping Terms

Shipping is handled within 1 business days of completed payment. If you have specific shipping requests or address changes, please contact us before completing payment so we are aware and can adjust the invoice if necessary. Shipping is billed directly after the sale. We typically ship via USPS and FedEx domestic and with USPS and DHL international. We calculate based on the total package weight and destination. All shipments are insured, though to provide this some services may be required when shipping outside of the United States. We're glad to provide quotes and options of services.

The buyer is responsible for paying the customs fees, duties, import taxes, and any related charges. Customs can cause delays in arrival of your shipment, which the seller has no control over. Please consider these charges and delays when making your purchase. If you need specific wording for customs, please also contact before payment as each country has different rules and we will try to accommodate when possible.

For Sale from Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books