C I R Q L A R. Original antique prints, books, maps and atlases. Original hand colored lithograph (with original coloring).Folio: 14 3/4" X 21 1/2". In overall very good to excellent condition. The accompanying descriptive text page will accompany. We are proud to be able to offer a fine original hand colored lithograph by. In the world of great ornithological works, this one stands very tall indeed and it is arguably Goulds masterpiece - the culmination of a life spent in the world of nature and of many years experience in bird art and 19th century publishing. Fine Bird Books accords it 3 stars, which is a ringing endorsement. The original hand coloring is absolutely superb, skillful beyond belief, intense and vibrant, and the pinnacle of such art. In short, it is as good as it can ever be, and a delight to the print collector. John Gould was a self-taught English naturalist, a gifted artist and a talented taxidermist. A man of vision with a talent for organization and administration, he founded an empire for ornithological illustration, publishing more than forty large folio volumes. These works contained over 3,000 plates, all superbly drawn and meticulously hand colored. The first work appeared in 1831 and the last in 1888, seven years after Gould's death.
His was a true Horatio Alger story, beginning with humble origins as the son of a gardener. He learned taxidermy at an early age, becoming a taxidermist for the Zoological Society of London in 1827. During this same year he married Elizabeth Coxen, his true match in every way.
Intelligent, gifted and enterprising, Elizabeth ardently embraced her husbands goals. Although Gould sketched the outline designs for the plates they created together, many of the finished drawings, transfers to lithographic stone and hand coloring were her work. She was an enthusiastic collaborator and contributor every step of the way.
Sadly, this partnership was tragically cut short by the premature death of Elizabeth at the age of 37. Goulds well-deserved reputation as the most respected publisher of 19th century ornithological texts owes much to his extraordinary ability to recognize, recruit and direct great talent. Without a doubt, Gould was the right man in the right time. In the not-to-distant future, photographic reproduction would forever change publishing and cause the demise of these superb hand-colored works. The lavish production of the published image had reached its zenith in the late 1800s and Birds of Great Britain is one of the very last of such fine works.In every aspect, quality ruled the day. Printing had become far advanced and fine paper of large dimension was plentiful. Vibrant new colors and aniline dyes replaced the unstable, fragile and sometimes toxic colors of bygone days. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Tree "The Ruling Passion of John Gould", p. We are fortunate enough to have acquired a large collection of these of these fine images and will be listing them in the ensuing weeks/months.
Thank you for looking and please be sure and look at our other auctions for other fine works by Audubon from the first as well as the 1860 editions of the. We also have other architectural, natural history plates as well as original maps, all guaranteed original.Please note that we now have (finally, mercifully) a legitimate "about me". Section where you can find more information about who we are and what we do as well as more tips on collecting prints and the various types of printing techniques that have been used over the years. In addition, we have hundreds of rare prints and colorplate books, maps and atlases at set prices. We have recently been fortunate enough to acquire, for example, the original watercolors from Lewin's "Birds of Great Britain". We also have listed several prints from Shaw and Nodder's "The Naturalist's Miscellany", flower prints from Curtis' "Flora Londinensis", P. We will be updating this frequently.
We are committed to offering the very best antique prints available with over the top superior service. For more information about us. The item "Rare Gould Birds Of Great Britain Hand Colored FOLIO Print 1870 ARDEA CINEREA" is in sale since Saturday, March 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "cirqlar" and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.