Bird, Gould John, Carpodacus Erythrinus ,  1875 - 1888

Bird, Gould John, Carpodacus Erythrinus , 1875 - 1888

Regular price $2,200.00 Sale

Date: 1875 -1888

Artist: Gould John

Lithographer: Hart William

Printer: Richter, H C 

Size: 535 x 370mm

Price: $2200

Condition: Good, slight watermark at the bottom of the print

Note: Discolouration at bottom of photograph ia a shadow left from photography. Hand colouring before sale.

Description: Beautiful original lithograph, hand-colouring completed by Gould's wife,Elizabeth.  This digital image does not do justice to this fine original antique print.

Provinance:

Commonly called Common Rosefinch. 

This little bird, is, in fact, found in many countries in Europe, India and Asia as well as Great Britain

Original hand-colored lithograph by William Hart for 'The Bird Man' John Gould's Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands, including many species recently discovered in Australia, published in London between 1875 and 1888.

Biography:
John Gould (1804 - 1881
 John Gould employed the finest lithographers of the day to create large hand-coloured lithographs that are some of the finest bird illustrations ever done. Gould had an excellent eye for detail, and closely supervised the work of his lithographers.

All of John Gould's works were sold coloured. His wife was an amazing colourist and this explains why all of Gould's works were consistently beautifully coloured....his wife did them all before sale in order to keep his colours true to nature