John Gould Artwork,1830-1869.
Collection Number: 4736
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
John Gould artwork, 1830-1869.
0.3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection contains loose prints by John Gould.
Collection material in English
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 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.
Gould, John, 1804-1881.
Natural history illustration.
Birds in art.
Form and Genre Terms:
John Gould artwork, #4736. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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.
John and Elizabeth Gould: Sparrow Owl - RMC
John and Elizabeth Gould: Common Wild Duck (Mallards) - 8215
John and Elizabeth Gould: Bohemian Waxwing - 8216
John Gould: Columbian (Purple-crowned) Fairy - 8218
John Gould: Jourdan's (Red-shafted) Woodstar - 8219
John Gould: Scops (Long-eared) Owl - 8220