Gould, John Aus

Falco melanogenys

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Falco melanogenys

John Gould (1804-1881)
Falco melanogenys
From: Birds of Australia
London, 1852-54
Hand colored Lithograph
32 x 26 inches (framed)


John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society ofLondon. Through his work he was able to meet with the country's leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains. For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia


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