John Gould ( 1841 – 1881 ) was a prolific and talented ornithologist and painter. He traveled all over the world looking for different bird species and poduced almost 3000 beautiful images. He sometimes employed other artists to help create his hand colored lithographic folios. William Hart
( 1830 – 1908 ) an English illustrator and lithographer started working for Gould in 1851. By 1870 Hart was Gould’s chief artist and lithographer. After Gould’s death Hart was employed by the British Museum to complete Gould’s work on the Birds of New Guinea. This print was illustrated by Hart and is in very good condition.