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Auction 190, Lot 675

"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
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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.

Condition: B+

Stunning contemporary color with light foxing and minor toning along the sheet edges.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/16/2022