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1875 Colored Lithograph, Birds of New Guinea, J. Gould

Lot 0327 Details

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**Originally Listed At $500**

John Gould (British, 1804-1881),"Piezorhynchus Browni, Ramsay" - a hand-colored lithograph from "The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands" (1875). Lithographer: W. Hart. Printer: Mintern Brothers. 1875-1888. A magnificent composition from Gould's last full-scale work. The two birds are delineated with their brilliant black and white plumage - perched upon a tree branch in a lush environment with a tranquil body of water in the distance and azure skies above. Size: 17.5" L x 11.75" W (44.4 cm x 29.8 cm)

John Gould was an ornithologist, a self-taught artist, as well as a naturalist. From 1818 to 1824, Gould was a gardener working under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, where he began creating illustrations. In time, he became an accomplished taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824. In 1827, Gould became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. His interest in birds kept developing, and in 1830 he published "A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains" - his first volume on birds.

For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife Elizabeth, and several other artists working with them sojourned throughout Asia, the East Indies, and Australia. While in Papua New Guinea, Gould decided to create a final folio as a complement to his "Birds of Asia". "The Birds of New Guinea" as it was called was Gould's last full-scale work, and was left incomplete when he passed away in 1881. By that point, Gould had completed 12 of the 25 parts. Richard Bowdler Sharpe, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant, and friend would complete the project.

The five magnificent volumes of "The Birds of New Guinea" are among Gould's most intriguing works. All 320 images display extraordinary artistry and magnificent color, interesting landscape settings, and animated compositions. "The Birds of New Guinea" was so popular that it prompted a sequel, Sharp's "Birds of Paradise" (1891-98).

Provenance: private Lucille Lucas collection, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA

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#134241
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Paper has discolored slightly commensurate with age. A few minute stains and minor creases. Otherwise excellent.
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1875 Colored Lithograph, Birds of New Guinea, J. Gould

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Aug 16, 2018
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0327: 1875 Colored Lithograph, Birds of New Guinea, J. Gould

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Lot 0327 Details

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...
**Originally Listed At $500**

John Gould (British, 1804-1881),"Piezorhynchus Browni, Ramsay" - a hand-colored lithograph from "The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands" (1875). Lithographer: W. Hart. Printer: Mintern Brothers. 1875-1888. A magnificent composition from Gould's last full-scale work. The two birds are delineated with their brilliant black and white plumage - perched upon a tree branch in a lush environment with a tranquil body of water in the distance and azure skies above. Size: 17.5" L x 11.75" W (44.4 cm x 29.8 cm)

John Gould was an ornithologist, a self-taught artist, as well as a naturalist. From 1818 to 1824, Gould was a gardener working under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, where he began creating illustrations. In time, he became an accomplished taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824. In 1827, Gould became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. His interest in birds kept developing, and in 1830 he published "A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains" - his first volume on birds.

For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife Elizabeth, and several other artists working with them sojourned throughout Asia, the East Indies, and Australia. While in Papua New Guinea, Gould decided to create a final folio as a complement to his "Birds of Asia". "The Birds of New Guinea" as it was called was Gould's last full-scale work, and was left incomplete when he passed away in 1881. By that point, Gould had completed 12 of the 25 parts. Richard Bowdler Sharpe, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant, and friend would complete the project.

The five magnificent volumes of "The Birds of New Guinea" are among Gould's most intriguing works. All 320 images display extraordinary artistry and magnificent color, interesting landscape settings, and animated compositions. "The Birds of New Guinea" was so popular that it prompted a sequel, Sharp's "Birds of Paradise" (1891-98).

Provenance: private Lucille Lucas collection, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#134241
Condition
...
Paper has discolored slightly commensurate with age. A few minute stains and minor creases. Otherwise excellent.

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