Much more than an E, David Hansen

Vol 43 no 1, February 2021
Article from Vol 43 no 1, February 2021

Much more than an E, David Hansen


The State Library of New South Wales recently purchased a rare original ornithological watercolour by Elizabeth Gould (1804–1841), formerly in the collection of the late James Fairfax AC. This adds to the collection of manuscript letters and other original materials the Library has acquired relating to this important illustrator, one closely linked to Australia through her work with her husband John, as well as through her family. David Hansen tells the story of the artist and the work.

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