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Elizabeth Gould

4 days ago   |   By Ornithology

Mrs.
Gould's Sunbird of the Himalayas and the Gouldian Finch of Australia were named after Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841), bird artist of the early 19 th century. Elizabeth Gould married John
Gould, also a famous taxidermist and bird artist of that time. She designed, lithographed, and painted over 640 plates for birds of the Himalayas, Europe,
Australia, and Charles Darwin's The Zoology of the Voyage of the H.M.S.
Beagle , as well as other works. There is considerable controversy about the attribution of her works - John may have taken credit for work she had done, although she was clearly...
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