John Gould

King Birds of Paradise Rare Book Print - A2


King Birds of Paradise have captivated Western audiences since the 19th century for their magnificent plumage and extraordinary courtship rituals. Here two resplendent males are seen competing for the attention of a patient – and ostensibly disinterested – female shown in the background.

This exclusive rare print sourced from Museums Victoria's own collection features bookplate 24 from ‘The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands’, Volume 1, by John Gould (1875-88.)

  • Available exclusively from Museums Victoria Store
  • A2 Print - 420mm x 594mm
  • Printed on Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag paper
  • Made to Order - please allow up to 1 week for dispatch.
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