From the tropical terrain of Central and South America to your home, the Gould Toucans 2nd Ed, Pl. 51, Blue-throated Groove-bill will inspire any environment!
Lithographed and hand-colored on 21 3/4″ × 15″ paper, the antique original print captures the unparalleled vibrancy of this exotic species. Enrich your art collection with this spectacular 19th-century lithograph!
About The Family of Toucans
A Monograph of the Ramphastidae or Family of Toucans is the most flamboyant of Gould’s works. Originally published in London in three parts from 1833 to 1835, the first edition comprises 33 hand-colored and one uncolored lithograph. Edward Lear contributed nine of the plates and the rest were drawn and lithographed by Elizabeth Coxen Gould, John Gould’s talented wife, after sketches by John Gould. Gould published a second edition of the Family of Toucans from 1852—54 with 52 hand-colored plates drawn and lithographed by John Gould and H. C. Richter.
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.
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