"Florisuga Flabellifera", Gould, John
Subject: Prints - Birds
Period: 1861 (circa)
Publication: A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds
Color: Hand Color
15 x 21.9 inches
38.1 x 55.6 cm
This gorgeous hand-colored lithograph shows a trio of Florisuga flabellifera, a subspecies of the white-necked jacobin that is exclusively found on the island of Tobago. They are darting around a pepper plant. The drawing and lithography are credited to John Gould and Henry C. Richter. Gould (1804-81) created some of the most beautiful bird prints ever produced and was known throughout the world as "The Bird Man." This lithograph appeared in his six-volume series on hummingbirds, published from 1849-87. Printed by Hullmandel and Walton.
References: Sitwell, p. 102.
Stunning contemporary color with light foxing and minor toning along the sheet edges.