With the obsession of a collector and an eye for artistic talent, John Gould succeeded in creating one of the most recognisable and long-lasting brand names in natural history. Explore the activities of this legendary 'bird man'.
Businessman, publisher, and obsessive bird collector.
His drawings often capture the essence of a bird's characteristics.
Immensely successful, Gould produced 21 titles.
Discover Gould's two great contributions to science.
We welcomed the British ornithologist when he arrived in 1839.
The original form of surface printing offered a new freedom to the artist.
The Birds of Great Britain by John Gould, 1873
The Lithographic process
Extinct Australian Animals by John Gould
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