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  • Phalacrocorax Punctatus
    Gould, John, born 1804 - died 1881
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Phalacrocorax Punctatus

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1842 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gould, John, born 1804 - died 1881 (published)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph, hand coloured

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CIRC, shelf BOX, box 19


1842 (published)


Gould, John, born 1804 - died 1881 (published)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph, hand coloured

Marks and inscriptions

Phalacrocorax Punctatus
inscribed bottom centre

Edward Lear


Height: 440 mm Window size, Width: 330 mm Window size

Object history note

John Gould was an English bird expert and artist who travelled to Australia in 1838 to study, describe and illustrate Australia’s bird species. His travels set him apart from the huge number of bird experts studying British species at the time, and in in these seven volumes Gould described many Australian birds for the first time. The prints within ‘The Birds of Australia’ were created using lithography, with the plates being created by Elizabeth Gould, Edward Lear, Waterhouse Hawkins and H.C. Richter. Gould himself wrote lengthy descriptions of each bird’s appearance and nature, which can be seen on the reverse of these prints.

Descriptive line

'Phalacrocorax Punctatus', lithograph from 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould, 1842

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Isabella Tree ‘The Ruling Passion of John Gould: A biography of the bird man’, Barrie and Jenkins Ltd., London, 1991, p. 62






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