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Psitteuteles Arfaki.

  • ARTIST: John Gould

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, original hand color,

    DATE: 1875-88.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 21 3/4 x 14 15 /16" (55,2 x 38 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From John Gould's The Birds of New Guinea. Published London, 1875-1888. This was Gold's final work, offering some of his most dramatic and brilliant illustrations of exotic birds. During his distinguished career as Britain's most famous ornithological artist, Gould illustrated thousands of species from around the world. His research travels began in l832, at first with his wife Elizabeth, later assisted by such well-known artists as Edward Lear, H.C. Richter, Josef Wolf, and William Hart. [Fine Bird Books (1990), 102. Martin, II, 112. Skipworth, Great Bird Illustrators, 60-114. Buchanan, Nature into Art, 126ff. Sauer, John Gould, the Bird Man] <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Two small tropical parrakeet-type girds.

  • CONDITION: Good condition with original hand color.

  • REFERENCE: Fine Bird Books.(1990), 102. Martin 112.