Prints » John Gould

John Gould masterminded one of the most outstanding bodies of work ever produced in the field of ornithology.
Following his death in 1881, Henry Sotheran Limited, already involved in publishing some of Gould's later works, bought his entire estate which included a number of black and white lithographs with the pattern plates used for the hand-colouring. This put Henry Sotheran in the unique position of carrying on the hand-colouring of the original 19th century lithographs according to Gould's exacting standards. These later hand-coloured plates sell for around half the price of the original colour equivalents.
Over a century after Henry Sotheran's felicitous acquisition, we remain the world's leading dealers in Gould's magnificent original hand-coloured lithographs.