HENRY SOTHERAN LTD. Elizabeth Gould The Bird Woman. Henry Sotheran Ltd. 2019.
Large 8vo. Decorative boards, decorative endpapers; pp. [iv]. 50 colour plates, colour portrait of Elizabeth Gould; new.
One of limited edition of 100. Sotheran's presents this exclusive book celebrating the work of Elizabeth Gould, once best known as the wife of the naturalist John Gould but increasingly recognised as a major bird artist in her own right. It was Elizabeth who was the more talented artist, and her contribution to a number of John's early works was to interpret his rough sketches and transform them into the fabulous works of art that are so prized today. We gather together a selection of her greatest works and look at why they were, at best, attributed to 'J. & E. Gould' and not to Elizabeth by name.
Available only from Sotheran's.