John Gould

Family of Kangaroos

Complete set

Family of Kangaroos

While the majority of Gould’s work focuses on bird species, this collection offers something completely different with 30 fine hand-colored plates depicting kangaroos.

With amazing detail, Gould’s work introduced this fascinating creature to an amazed European audience for the first time.

Explaining why he was drawn to create the collection during his trip to Australia, Gould said:

“It was not until I arrived in the country, and found myself surrounded by objects as strange as if I had been transported to another planet, that I conceived the idea of devoting a portion of my attention to the mammalian class of its extraordinary fauna.”

A Monograph of the Macropodidæ, or Family of Kangaroos​ includes 30 prints.

Own your own collection

We are delighted to give you the opportunity to own your own Gould collection, created directly from the original editions of these acclaimed masterpieces. 

With age-resistant white etching paper and archival ink, the prints are designed to resist fading for 100 years, giving you a lifetime of enjoyment from this extraordinary collection. 

A complete set of Family of Kangaroos includes: 

  • 1 title page
  • 1 content page
  • 30 prints after the hand-colored originals
  • handcrafted Solander Box embossed with gold lettering. 
  • certificate of authenticity

Publication: A Monograph of the Macropodidae, or Family of Kangaroos

Author: John Gould (1804-1881)

Print artist: John Gould

Published: London, 1841-1842

A complete set includes: 
1 title page
1 content page with all titles of the prints
30 prints after hand-colored lithographs
Certificate of authenticity
Solander box

Casing: The complete set will be cased in an elegant handcrafted Solander Box covered in special linen embossed with golden lettering. You may choose your own color of the boxes and your own lettering.

Size of the prints: 22 x 15 inches (55.8 x 38 cm).

Durability: To ensure the durability, the giclée’s are printed on acid-free white etching paper (270 g/m2) with archival ink.

Quality: These prints were  photographed using the latest technology and reproduced at the original plate size. Printed in the highest possible resolution, these prints are virtually indistinguishable from the originals when glazed and framed.

Limited Edition: The edition will be limited to 50 sets, numbered 1/50 to 50/50, signed and stamped with a blind embossing.

Delivery time: Because the Solander box will be made on demand by a professional bookbinder please allow a delivery time of 3-4 weeks.

Limited Editions

We know how special it is to own a piece from your favorite artist; a piece that will be a real talking point in your home.

That is why each edition is limited to just 50 prints. These are numbered from 1/50 to 50/50 and are signed and stamped with a blind embossing.

So when you choose prints from Heritage Prints, you know your artwork has been printed with great care and in limited numbers, making it a print only a select few will own

Solander Box

When investing in a complete set, our Solander box is the perfect place to store your collection.

The box is covered with library buckram cloth and is fitted with a card holder to the spine with attaché fasteners.

This elegant, high-quality box is designed especially for keeping your prints safe and in perfect condition – yet you can still easily look at them whenever you wish.

Certification

When you invest in our prints or collections, you will receive a certificate of authenticity.

This provides a lasting record of your artwork and gives you valuable certification if you ever wish to sell or bestow your collection in the future.

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