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.

358 items
  • GOULD, John and HART, W. Great Black-backed Gull. (Larus Marinus.)
    Great Black-backed Gull. (Larus Marinus
    Regular price
    £595.00
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    £595.00
  • GOULD, John and W. HART. Black-cheeked Perroquet
    Black-cheeked Perroquet
    Regular price
    £520.00
    Sale price
    £520.00
  • GOULD, John and W. HART. Van Musschenbroek's Lorikeet
    Van Musschenbroek's Lorikeet
    Regular price
    £650.00
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    £650.00
  • H.C. Richter after J. Wolf. Little Bustard.
    Little Bustard
    Regular price
    £650.00
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    £650.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould Black-headed Trogon. [Trogon Melanocephalus].
    Black-headed Trogon. [Trogon Melanocephalus
    Regular price
    £695.00
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    £695.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould Surucua Trogon. [Trogon Surucua].
    Surucua Trogon. [Trogon Surucua
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    £695.00
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    £695.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Black-billed Hill Toucan. [Andigena nigrirostris].
    Black-billed Hill Toucan [Black-billed Mountain Toucan
    Regular price
    £1,600.00
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    £1,600.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Giant Humming-bird [Giant Hummingbird].
    Giant Humming-bird [Giant Hummingbird
    Regular price
    £495.00
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    £495.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Gould's Toucanet. [Selenidera gouldii].
    Gould's Toucanet
    Regular price
    £1,000.00
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    £1,000.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Herran's Thornbill [Rainbow-bearded Thornbill].
    Herran's Thornbill [Rainbow-bearded Thornbill
    Regular price
    £625.00
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    £625.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Hooded Hill Toucan. [Andigena cucullatus].
    Hooded Hill Toucan [Hooded Mountain-toucan
    Regular price
    £1,700.00
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    £1,700.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Laminated Hill Toucan. [Andigena laminirostris].
    Laminated Hill Toucan [Plate-billed Mountain Toucan
    Regular price
    £1,700.00
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    £1,700.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Mountain Trogon. [Harpactes Oreskios].
    Mountain Trogon. [Harpactes Oreskios
    Regular price
    £695.00
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    £695.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Phaon Comet.
    Phaon Comet
    Regular price
    £950.00
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    £950.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Rayed-tail Trogon. [Trogon Puella].
    Rayed-tail Trogon. [Trogon Puella
    Regular price
    £695.00
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    £695.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Red-billed Train-bearer. [Pharomacrus Pavoninus].
    Red-billed Train-bearer. [Pharomacrus Pavoninus
    Regular price
    £695.00
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    £695.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Reinwardt's Trogon. [Harpactes Reinwardti].
    Reinwardt's Trogon. [Harpactes Reinwardti
    Regular price
    £695.00
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    £695.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Rosy-breasted Trogon. [Harpactes Ardens].
    Rosy-breasted Trogon. [Harpactes Ardens
    Regular price
    £695.00
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    £695.00
  • H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Train-bearer.
    Train-bearer
    Regular price
    £800.00
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    £800.00
  • Hart after Gould Aru Perroquet
    Aru Perroquet
    Regular price
    £650.00
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    £650.00
  • Hart after Gould Black-bellied Humming-bird
    Black-bellied Humming-bird
    Regular price
    £375.00
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    £375.00
  • Hart after Gould Black-cheeked Finch
    Black-cheeked Finch
    Regular price
    £370.00
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    £370.00
  • Hart after Gould Black-chinned Garrulax
    Black-chinned Garrulax
    Regular price
    £370.00
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    £370.00
  • Hart after Gould Blue-throated Helmet-crest
    Blue-throated Helmet-crest
    Regular price
    £375.00
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    £375.00
  • Hart after Gould Eastern Goldfinch
    Eastern Goldfinch
    Regular price
    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • Hart after Gould Forbes' Munia
    Forbes' Munia
    Regular price
    £370.00
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    £370.00
  • Hart after Gould Ke-Island Pygmy Parrot
    Ke-Island Pygmy Parrot
    Regular price
    £520.00
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    £520.00
  • Hart after Gould Legge's Flower-pecker
    Legge's Flower-pecker
    Regular price
    £370.00
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    £370.00
  • Hart after Gould Lemon-breasted Trogon
    Lemon-breasted Trogon
    Regular price
    £695.00
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    £695.00
  • Hart after Gould Mafoor Pygmy Parrot
    Mafoor Pygmy Parrot
    Regular price
    £520.00
    Sale price
    £520.00
  • Hart after Gould New Guinea Pitta
    New Guinea Pitta
    Regular price
    £450.00
    Sale price
    £450.00
  • Hart after Gould Orange-rumped Finch
    Orange-rumped Finch
    Regular price
    £370.00
    Sale price
    £370.00