Paradisea Minor: Gould 1891

Paradisea Minor: Gould 1891

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  • Title: Paradisea Minor (Young Male & Female)
  • Author: John Gould
  • Date: 1891
  • Medium: Hand-colored Lithograph
  • Condition: Very Good 
  • Inches: 13.25 x 19.5 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 33.7 x 49.5 [Image]
  • Product ID: 004281

Image of a male and female Lesser Bird of Paradise by John Gould (1804-1881)English ornithologist and bird artist. He published a number of monographs on birds, illustrated by plates that he produced with the assistance of his wife, Elizabeth Gould, and several other artists including Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart. He has been considered the father of bird study in Australia; the Gould League in Australia is named after him. His identification of the birds now nicknamed "Darwin's finches" played a role in the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and Gould's work is referenced in Charles Darwin's famous On the Origin of Species.