John Gould

b.1804, d.1881

Henry Richter

b.1821, d.1902 (Illustrator)

Neomorpha Gouldii (The Huia)

  • 1848
  • Hand coloured lithograph
  • Purchased, 2014
  • 538 x 358mm
  • 2014/047

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)

Exhibition History