FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
John Gould FRS (14 September 1804 – 3 February 1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist. He published a number
of monographs on birds, illustrated by plates that he produced with the assistance of his wife, Elizabeth Gould, and several
other artists including Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart. He has been
considered the father of bird study in Australia and the Gould League in Australia is named after him. His identification of
the birds now nicknamed "Darwin's finches" played a role in the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural
selection. Gould's work is referenced in Charles Darwin's book, "On the Origin of Species".
Title: "Platalea Leucorodia (Spoonbill)"
Portfolio: Birds of Great Britain
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 750
Framed size: 23.5" x 30"
Sheet size: 14.75" x 21.5"
Image size: 12.5" x 19.5"