The Beautiful Art of "England's Audubon" - John Gould

"English ornithologist John Gould (1804 – 1881) produced beautifully detailed lithographs of finches that were crucial to Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Gould, who studied birds and taxidermy, was hired by London’s Zoological Society to maintain their ornithological collections. Dubbed “England’s Audubon,” he published over 3,300 color plates of birds that were vital to studies in Australia, Europe, New Guinea and Asia. When he died, Gould left behind unsold works weighing almost three tons."--description from allposters.com

If you enjoyed the selection of 16 art prints below; scroll back up and see more of this beautiful bird related art here: The Art of John Gould





The Birds of Great Britain, Published 1862-1873








Spathura Solstitialis







Bonaparte's Star Fronted Hummingbird







Celebean Pitta







Port-Moresby Racket-Tailed Kingfisher







Duchess of Leuchtenberg's Aracari







Chestnut Billed Groove Bill







Laminated Hill Toucan







Bird of Paradise, Engraved by T. Walter








Hummingbird, engraved by Walter and Cohn








Reinwardt's Trogon








Bengal Pitta








Yellow Billed Aracari








Nightingale








A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds, Published 1849-1861








Platycercus Adelaidae from the Birds of Australia, C.1840








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