Birds of the World: The Art of Elizabeth Gould

  • by Andrea Hart and Ann Datta 
  • ISBN 9783791379876 
  • hardback 
  • 248 pages, 220 colour illustrations 
  • 24cm x 34.5cm
  • 1.3kg 

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Description / Birds of the World: The Art of Elizabeth Gould

Artist and illustrator Elizabeth Gould (1804-1840) is given the recognition she deserves in this gorgeous volume by Andrea Hart and Ann Datta. 
For all of her short life, Elizabeth Gould's artistic career was appreciated through the lens of her husband, ornithologist John Gould, and her efforts and talent were nearly forgotten. This spectacular volume, however, offers a refreshing and timely tribute to Elizabeth Gould‘s reputation and skill.  
What follows the introduction to her life and achievements is a geographically organised collection of full-colour plates depicting birds from nineteenth-century Europe, South and Central America, Africa, Asia, and Australia including previously unpublished original artworks. The book allows readers to appreciate Gould’s talent for capturing the unique character of each species and offers a valuable reconsideration of a woman who left a lasting legacy as one of the greatest bird painters of all time.