Garrulus Bispecularis

Artist: Elizabeth Gould

Printed by: Charles Hullmandel


"Drawn from nature & on stone"

Source: Gould, plate 38

John Gould married Elizabeth Coxen, the daughter of a taxidermist, in 1829. He would give his "infinitely tolerant and accommodating" wife the roughest of sketches, from which she would produce the drawing — which he then corrected in minute detail (see Tree 28-29). [Commentary continues below.]

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