What is The Birds of Great Britain?
The Birds of Great Britain by John Gould John Gould’s The Birds of Great Britain (1862-1873) represents a development of an aesthetic style in which illustrations of nests and young are added on a large scale. Gould (1804-1881) published the collection himself, producing 750 copies, in 25 parts. As the complete work included 367 illustrations, all hand […]
What is The Birds of Asia?
The Birds of Asia by John Gould The Birds of Asia (1875-1888) is regarded as one of John Gould’s greatest works. The collection contains 530 hand-colored lithographed plates by John Gould, Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart. The flowers and wildlife of Asia Celebean Elanus, Volume 1 Ash coloured Tit, Volume 2 Gould was […]
What is ‘A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains’?
A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Moutains After receiving a large number of birds from the Himalayan Mountains, John Gould (1804-1881) was inspired to create his first collection: A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains. Lavishly printed with detailed illustrations, the work set the tone for Gould’s future collections. Elizabeth Gould Original sketch […]
What is Elliot’s Family of the Pheasants?
Elliot’s Family of the Pheasants In the publication A Monograph of the Phasianidae or A Family of Pheasants (1870-1872) Daniël Giraud Elliot brought together 81 lithographic plates. Print artists were Joseph Wolf, Joseph Smit and John Gerrard Keulemans. Elliot regarded the pheasant family important to humanity Meleagris ocellata. Print artists: John Gerrard Keulemans after Joseph […]
What is Elliot’s Family of the Hornbills?
Elliot’s Family of the Hornbills In the publication A monograph of the Bucerotidae or Family of the Hornbills (1877-1882) Daniël Giraud Elliot brought together 60 lithographic plates. 57 after the hand-colored originals of Joseph Gerrard Keulemans and 3 plain by Joseph Smit. First monograph of the Hornbills Tockus erythrorynchus. Print artist: JG Keulemans. Cranorrhinus cassidix. […]
What is Elliot’s Family of the Grouse?
Elliot’s Family of the Grouse In the publication A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or Family of the Grouse (1865) Daniël Giraud Elliot brought together 27 hand-colored lithographic plates. The collection includes 25 plates by Joseph Wolf plus a further two plates depicting eggs, drawn by William S. Morgan. Elliot’s print artists of the Family of […]
What is Elliot’s Birds of Paradise?
Elliot’s Birds of Paradise In the publication A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise (1873) Daniël Giraud Elliot brought together 36 hand-colored lithographic plates showing the dramatic and beautiful plumage of Birds of Paradise. Elliot’s print artists of the Birds of Paradise Greater Bird of Paradise. Print artists: Wolf & Smit King Bird […]
What is Elliot’s Family of the Ant Thrushes?
Elliot’s Family of the Ant Thrushes Daniel Giraud Elliot’s publication A Monograph of the Pittidae or Family of the Ant Thrushes (1861-1863) includes 31 plates, 24 by Elliot, four by Oudart, and one each from Maubert, Mesnel and one unsigned by Tholey. The collection is often regarded as the pinnacle of Elliot’s artistic work. Elliot’s print […]
Who was Daniel Giraud Elliot?
Who was Daniel Giraud Elliot? Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) was a zoologist and ornithologist, ommissioning the greatest bird artwork since Audubon. Although Elliot had artistic skills himself, he recognised his own limitations. Therefore he preferred to commission other artists to bring his ideas to life. Elliot published exquisit pieces of art Family of the Pheasants […]
What is ‘Nederlandsche Vogelen’ or ‘Dutch Birds’?
What is Nederlandsche Vogelen? Nederlandsche Vogelen or Dutch Birds was a unique collaborative effort of two Dutch masters, and a project of huge scope and ambition, taking over 60 years to complete. The renowned engraver and artist, Christiaan Sepp (1700-1775) drew the illustrations, together with his son and grandson. Cornelius Nozeman (1720-1786) wrote the text […]