Mus Assimilis (Allied Rat)

Artist
Gould, John
Richter, Henry Constantine
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Title
Mus Assimilis (Allied Rat)
Medium
hand-coloured lithograph, with gum wash
Measurements
image: 24.0 x 40.6 cm, dimensions variable sheet: 36.0 x 54.6 cm, dimensions variable
Object type
Interpretive text
Without the advantages of wealth or education, John Gould became one of the most important figures in the field of natural history in the nineteenth century. In 1838, Gould visited Australia to collect and study known and unknown species of birds, mammals, insects and plants. He and his family returned to England in 1840. Gould then commenced his most acclaimed work "The Birds of Australia". In his own lifetime John Gould was recognised as the authority on the birds and mammals of Australia, as well as the birds of Asia and of New Guinea. He was also considered to be an authority on hummingbirds, trogons, toucans, the partridges of America and the birds of Europe, including Great Britain.
Credit line
Mackay Regional Council Art Collection Donated by Wilson & Company, Stock and Sharebrokers, 1987
Accession number
1996.1

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