Bird prints - who was Gould?

To: "Tony Russell" <>, "Evan Beaver" <>
Subject: Bird prints - who was Gould?
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:01:59 +1000
 wrote on Friday, 29 June 2007 9:16 AM:

> I always think that collecting Gould pictures is a bit like
> collecting antique furniture. Sure, he was a ground breaker
> and did some good work, but you can get better images with a
> not too expensive digital camera. :)>>>

Especially the ones he never actually saw.  From the article:
"This yellow-tailed cockatoo was illustrated in the 1790s. It is an
inaccurate representation because it was drawn from a skin brought back
from Australia."

I always wondered why some of the pictures looked weird - too skinny or
too fat, etc.  I expect that's why.

Peter Shute

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