Discover Elizabeth Gould's stunning illustrations of birds all over the world.
The brilliant artist Elizabeth Gould is finally given the recognition she deserves in this gorgeous volume that includes hundreds of her stunning and scientifically precise illustrations of birds from nearly every continent. For all of her short life, Elizabeth's artistic career was appreciated through the lens of her husband, ornithologist John Gould, with whom she embarked on a series of ambitious projects to document the birds of the world. Elizabeth played a crucial role in these projects publications, creating historically significant illustrations of over 600 birds many of which were new to science. However, Elizabeth’s role in the creation of her husband’s publications was hardly credited. This marvelous volume finally offers an important tribute to Elizabeth’s reputation and skill as one of the greatest bird painters of all time.
Andrea Hart is the Special Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum, London. She has authored numerous books and articles on the Museum’s Library collections.
Ann Datta studied zoology and librarianship and for many years she was the Zoology Librarian at the Natural History Museum, London. She has published many articles on key natural history figures and collections and in particular on the life and works of John Gould.