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Gould, John; W. Hart

Two Cockatoos: Cacatua Triton (Sulphur-Headed Cockatoo) and Cacatua Opthalmica (Blue-eyed Cockatoo).

Stock Code
100305
Mintern Bros. 1850
£2,500

From 'Birds of New Guinea'.

John Gould is widely considered as the greatest and most ambitious of all Victorian ornithologists, combining both artistic skill, beauty and anatomical accuracy. Following the tradition of natural history illustrators, such as Barraband and Audubon, Gould enlisted the services of some of the most notable ornithological artists; including Edward Lear, Joseph Wolf and his own wife, Elizabeth, to complete the most outstanding and comprehensive works in the field.

Perhaps the most important and valuable of his works is the 'Birds of Australia', published in London 1840-48, with a supplement issued 1851-69, of which this plate is an example. A contemporary critic said 'Great as is the excellence of Mr Gould's former publications, there can be no doubt that the present work exceeds them all, both in an artistic and scientific point of view... Whether the dignified repose of the Eagle, the pert Malurus, the restless Parrakeet,

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Two hand-coloured lithographs.

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