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John Gould Gallery



The Birds of Europe
The first of Gould's work to feature plates by Edward Lear, whose contribution included most of the larger birds in the book: eagles, vultures, cranes, storks, swans, pelicans, herons, geese, and other games birds and birds of prey. A total of sixty-eight plates bear Lear's name, and 'They are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, (for) it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self conscious clumsiness and his charm' (Hyman,'Lear's Birds').
Publication City:   London
Medium:   Lithographs with original hand-coloring
Dimensions:   Measuring 21 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches
Date:   1832 - 1837
SELECTIONS FROM THIS WORK
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
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Bearded Vulture
Bearded Vulture
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Black Stork
Black Stork
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Black Tailed Gannet
Black Tailed Gannet
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Booted Eagle
Booted Eagle
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Buteo Vulgaris
Buteo Vulgaris
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Cinereus Vulture
Cinereus Vulture
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Common Crane
Common Crane
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Common Night Heron
Common Night Heron
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Common Shieldrake
Common Shieldrake
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Common Teal
Common Teal
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Cracticus Rufescens
Cracticus Rufescens
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Eider Duck
Eider Duck
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Falco Islandus
Falco Islandus
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Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
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Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle
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Golden Eye
Golden Eye
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Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
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Hobby
Hobby
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Lanner Falcon
Lanner Falcon
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Neophron Percnopterus
Neophron Percnopterus
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Northern Diver
Northern Diver
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Painted Stork
Painted Stork
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Red Breasted Goose
Red Breasted Goose
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Rufous Backed Egret
Rufous Backed Egret
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Short Eared Owl
Short Eared Owl
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Short Toed Eagle
Short Toed Eagle
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Shoveller Duck
Shoveller Duck
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Spotted Eagle
Spotted Eagle
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Swallow Tailed Kite
Swallow Tailed Kite
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Tawny or Wood Owl
Tawny or Wood Owl
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Tinnunculus Alaudarius
Tinnunculus Alaudarius
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White Headed Duck
White Headed Duck
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