- Hand coloured lithograph
- Purchased, 2014
- 538 x 358mm
English naturalist and artist duo John and Elizabeth Gould spent nineteen months in Australia, mainly New South Wales, from 1838. The birds they drew and painted – including two (now extinct) huia brought across from New Zealand – became The Birds of Australia, a vast series of hand-coloured lithographs that was published in London between 1840 and 1848. Sadly, Elizabeth died in 1841, long before completion of their grand project.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)