Elevate your environment with this engaging Gould Birds of Great Britain, Pl. 27, Ash-coloured Harrier!
Lithographed and hand-colored on 21 ¾” × 15” paper, this antique original print captures the avian species in full color and detail. This print is excellent as a standalone centerpiece or as part of a grouping. Enrich your collection with this magnificent piece of natural history art!
About the Birds of Great Britain
As a tribute to his native homeland of England, John Gould published the Birds of Great Britain. This folio was issued over the course of several years from 1862 – 1873 and contains 367 hand-colored lithographs portraying the various avian species found in Great Britain. Tender nesting scenes populate the folio as many of the prints feature mature birds alongside their young.
About John Gould
19th-century British artist John Gould enjoyed a prolific publishing career that lasted over half a century and oversaw the issuance of more than a dozen folios examining birds from all over the world. Gould recruited the talents of natural history illustrators including Edward Lear in order to create his luscious folios. Among Gould’s best-known folios are the monumental Family of Humming Birds, Birds of Europe, Birds of Great Britain, and the Family of Toucans.
For more information about Gould Birds of Great Britain, Pl. 27, Ash-coloured Harrier, email us at [email protected] or check out our articles John Gould’s Family of Hummingbirds Lithographs, The Articulation of Macabre Bird Habits in John Gould’s Prints , and The Inclusion of Foreign Avian Species in Gould’s Birds of Europe.