Bird, Gould John, Cygnus Olor, 1862-1873

Bird, Gould John, Cygnus Olor, 1862-1873

Regular price $4,950.00 Sale

Date: 1862-1873

Artist: Gould John

Lithographer: Hart William

Printer: Richter, H C 

Size: 535 x 370mm

Price: $4950

Condition: very good, 

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

Provenance:  Original hand-coloured lithograph by William Hart for the Bird man John Gould's Birds of Great Britain, published in London between 1862 and 1873

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