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John Gould was perhaps the most prolific illustrator of ornithology of all time. During his lifetime he was responsible for the illustration of over 2,200 different species of birds from around the world. His works are among the most beautiful ever produced.

The one work for which he is best known is his "Monograph of the Trochilidae" or the "Family of Hummingbirds" which was produced between 1849-1861. Each hand-colored lithograph, many of which are highlighted with shimmering iridescence, presents the tiny jewel-like birds visiting lush flowers and foliage. The Gould hummingbirds have steadfastly remained in demand throughout the years by collectors and interior designers. They seem to compliment any decor and have a universal appeal to all ages.

  • Actinodura Ramsayi (Ramsay’s Barwing) from The Birds of Asia
    Hand- colored lithograph
    Price: $950
  • Chrysuronia Eliclae from The Monograph of Trochilidae
    Price: $2,400
  • Cygnus Minor ( Bewick’s Swan) from The Birds of Great Britain
    Hand- colored lithograph
    Price: $1,900
    SOLD
  • Family of Hummingbirds from The Monograph of Trochilidae
    Price: $2,500
    SOLD
  • Glossy Ibis from The Birds of Great Britian
    Hand-colored lithograph
    Price: $2,600 framed
    SOLD
  • Lyngipicus Ramsayi – Woodpecker from The Birds of Asia
    Hand- colored lithograph
    29-1/2 x 24 framed
    Price: $2,300
  • Spenocichla Humii (Hume’s Wedge-billed Wren) from The Birds of Asia
    Hand- colored lithograph
    Price: $950