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Lot 147

John Gould hand colored litho Emerald Hummingbird

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Gould, after John (British, 1804-1881), Green-headed Emerald Hummingbird, (Thaumatias Viridiceps), (from Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds), 1849 and 1887, lithograph with hand-finished color, 20 x 13.5 inches, (sight size), Family of Hummingbirds undoubtedly featured some of Gould�s most desired plates. Of particular note was the use of gold and silver leaf to create the appearance of the natural iridescence of the hummingbird�s feathers. The birds are also featured amidst intricately drawn fauna that accentuates the beauty of the composition. framed in a gilded frame with hand made beautifully complementary French mat measuring 34.5 x 28 inches.