John Gould Original Stone Lithographs
John Gould (1804-1881), probably the most famous British Ornithologist and a contemporary of America’s own John James Audubon had truly earned the nickname “the Bird man” with his prolific publication of as many as 2999 paintings of Birds ! He was referred to as the "British Audubon" by Isabella Tree who published his biography entitled "The Ruling Passion of John Gould" (Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1991). His Birds were printed as hand-colored stone lithographs, with most of the initial compositional sketches made by John Gould himself with subsequent detailed drawings, fill-in, and hand-coloring work done by some of the most talented artists that he employed. This Gallery showcases the beautiful 19th century hand-colored stone lithographs of birds by this famous British Naturalist.
Click on the image below to enter the John Gould art gallery.