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Auction 92, Lot 399

"Galloperdix Lunulosa", Gould, John

Subject: Birds

Period: 1883 (published)

Publication: Birds of Asia

Color: Hand Color

15.3 x 22 inches
38.9 x 55.9 cm

A lovely scene with three Painted Spurfowl; a mature pair and an immature male. These lovely Indian partridges have spotted rust, brown and black plumage. John Gould created some of the most beautiful bird prints ever produced and was known throughout the world as "The Bird Man". These superb, hand colored, stone lithographs are from his last great work. During his long career Gould employed the best lithographers to transfer his sketches onto stone. This plate is the work of H. C. Richter.


Condition: A

Faint mat burn in margins, well away from image and title.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/13/2000