Guide to the John Gould Artwork,
1830-1869.

Collection Number: 4736

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
February 2014
EAD encoding:
RMC Staff, February 2014
Date modified:
RMC Staff, February 2014

© 2014 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John Gould artwork, 1830-1869.
Collection Number:
4736
Creator:
Gould, John,
Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Artwork
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection contains loose prints by John Gould.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John Gould, an English zoologist known mainly for his work in ornithology, was born on September 14, 1804 in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England. Gould published over forty illustrated volumes on birds and mammals from the 1830s to the 1880s, including A Century of Birds from the Himalayan Mountains, The Birds of Australia, The Mammals of Australia, and The Birds of Great Britain. While he often made preliminary sketches, the finished illustrations were made by other artists, and chief among them was his wife, Elizabeth Gould, until her death in 1841. Later he worked with Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf, and William Matthew Hart. Gould died on February 3, 1881.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection contains loose prints by John Gould. Three of the prints were created with his wife Elizabeth Gould. The birds represented here are the Bohemian Waxwing, Columbian Fairy (Purple-crowned Fairy), Jourdan's Woodstar (Red-shafted Woodstar), Scops Owl (Long-eared Owl), Common Wild Duck (Mallards), and the Sparrow Owl.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Gould, John, 1804-1881.

Subjects:
Birds
Ornithological illustration.
Natural history illustration.
Ornithology.
Birds in art.

Form and Genre Terms:
Lithographs.
Chromolithographs.
Hand coloring.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
John Gould artwork, #4736. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

The John James Audubon artwork, #6721, the Louis Agassiz Fuertes papers, #2662 and the Laboratory of Ornithology Artwork collection, 17-2-3522 all contain artwork on deposit from the Laboratory of Ornithology.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
John and Elizabeth Gould: Sparrow Owl - RMC
Box 1
John and Elizabeth Gould: Common Wild Duck (Mallards) - 8215
Box 1
John and Elizabeth Gould: Bohemian Waxwing - 8216
Box 1
John Gould: Columbian (Purple-crowned) Fairy - 8218
Box 1
John Gould: Jourdan's (Red-shafted) Woodstar - 8219
Box 1
John Gould: Scops (Long-eared) Owl - 8220
Box 1