Elevate your environment with this engaging Lear Birds of Europe Pl. 37, Great Horned or Eagle Owl!
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 Europe
First issued in 1832, John Gould’s folio, Birds of Europe, contains 448 hand-colored lithographs that depict the avifauna found throughout the European continent. Many of the plates were rendered by Gould’s wife Elizabeth, and by Edward Lear who regularly contributed to Gould’s publications. The antique original lithographs capture the delicacy of the bird’s form and the subtle texture of their plumage in a balanced, concise composition.
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 Lear Birds of Europe Pl. 37, Great Horned or Eagle Owl, 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.