Collection: 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.

Over a century after Henry Sotheran's felicitous acquisition, we remain the world's leading dealers in Gould's magnificent original hand-coloured lithographs. Always plenty of beautiful prints in stock including those by his wife, Elizabeth, H.C. Richter and Edward Lear.

In Summer 2019 we presented an exhibition and published a book of the work of Elizabeth Gould who was largely overshadowed by her husband.

424 items
  • Gould & Richter Blossom-crown
    Blossom-crown
    Regular price
    £375.00
    Sale price
    £375.00
  • GOULD, John and Elizabeth. Turtle Dove. [Columba turtur].
    Turtle Dove. [Columba turtur
    Regular price
    £795.00
    Sale price
    £795.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. American Bittern. (Botaurus lentiginosus.)
    American Bittern. (Botaurus lentiginosus
    Regular price
    £650.00
    Sale price
    £650.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Aquatic Warbler. (Calamodyta.)
    Aquatic Warbler. (Calamodyta
    Regular price
    £450.00
    Sale price
    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Ash-Coloured Harrier. (Circus Cineraceus.)
    Ash-Coloured Harrier. (Circus Cineraceus
    Regular price
    £450.00
    Sale price
    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Baillon's crake. (Porzana pygmaea.)
    Baillon's crake. (Porzana pygmaea
    Regular price
    £995.00
    Sale price
    £995.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Black Tern. (Hydrochelidon nigra.)
    Black Tern. (Hydrochelidon nigra
    Regular price
    £470.00
    Sale price
    £470.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Black Tern. (Hydrochelidon nigra.)
    Black Tern. (Hydrochelidon nigra
    Regular price
    £495.00
    Sale price
    £495.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Black-bellied Water Ouzel. (Cinclus Melanogaster.)
    Black-bellied Water Ouzel. (Cinclus Melanogaster
    Regular price
    £395.00
    Sale price
    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Black-headed Bunting. (Euspiza Melanocephala.)
    Black-headed Bunting. (Euspiza Melanocephala
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Black-headed Bunting. (Euspiza Melanocephala.)
    Black-headed Bunting. (Euspiza Melanocephala
    Regular price
    £395.00
    Sale price
    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Bonaparte's Sandpiper. (Pelidna Bonapartei.)
    Bonaparte's Sandpiper. (Pelidna Bonapartei
    Regular price
    £585.00
    Sale price
    £585.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Bramblefinch (fringilla montifringilla).
    Bramblefinch (fringilla montifringilla
    Regular price
    £595.00
    Sale price
    £595.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Bramblefinch. (Fringilla Montifringilla.)
    Bramblefinch. (Fringilla Montifringilla
    Regular price
    £450.00
    Sale price
    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Broad-billed Sandpiper. (Limicola pygmaea.)
    Broad-billed Sandpiper. (Limicola pygmaea
    Regular price
    £450.00
    Sale price
    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Broad-billed Sandpiper. (Limicola pygmaea.)
    Broad-billed Sandpiper. (Limicola pygmaea
    Regular price
    £395.00
    Sale price
    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Buff-breasted Sandpiper. (Tryngites rufescens.)
    Buff-breasted Sandpiper. (Tryngites rufescens
    Regular price
    £495.00
    Sale price
    £495.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Calandra Lark. (Melanocorypha Calandra.)
    Calandra Lark. (Melanocorypha Calandra
    Regular price
    £375.00
    Sale price
    £375.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Carrion Crow (corvus corone).
    Carrion Crow (corvus corone
    Regular price
    £650.00
    Sale price
    £650.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Carrion Crow. (Corvus Corone.)
    Carrion Crow. (Corvus Corone
    Regular price
    £450.00
    Sale price
    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Chiff-Chaff. (Phyllopneuste Rufa.)
    Chiff-Chaff. (Phyllopneuste Rufa
    Regular price
    £450.00
    Sale price
    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Common Pratincole. (Glareola pratincola.)
    Common Pratincole. (Glareola pratincola
    Regular price
    £395.00
    Sale price
    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Common Quail. (Coturnix Communis.)
    Common Quail. (Coturnix Communis
    Regular price
    £395.00
    Sale price
    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Coot. (Fulica Atra.)
    Coot. (Fulica Atra
    Regular price
    £425.00
    Sale price
    £425.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Cream-coloured Courser. (Cursorius Gallicus.)
    Cream-coloured Courser. (Cursorius Gallicus
    Regular price
    £350.00
    Sale price
    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Crested Lark. (Galerita cristata.)
    Crested Lark. (Galerita cristata
    Regular price
    £350.00
    Sale price
    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Darwin's Pucras Pheasant [pucrasia darwini]
    Darwin's Pucras Pheasant [pucrasia darwini
    Regular price
    £800.00
    Sale price
    £800.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Dotterel. (Eudromias Morinellus.)
    Dotterel. (Eudromias Morinellus
    Regular price
    £395.00
    Sale price
    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Dunlin, Summer Plumage. (Pelidna Cinclus.)
    Dunlin, Summer Plumage. (Pelidna Cinclus
    Regular price
    £495.00
    Sale price
    £495.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Grasshopper Warbler. (Locustella Avicula.)
    Grasshopper Warbler. (Locustella Avicula
    Regular price
    £350.00
    Sale price
    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Great Auk. (Alca impennis.)
    Great Auk. (Alca impennis
    Regular price
    £1,500.00
    Sale price
    £1,500.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Great Bustard. (Otis tarda.)
    Great Bustard. (Otis tarda
    Regular price
    £790.00
    Sale price
    £790.00