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Phaethornis philippi (Philippi's hermit) print

Identifier: Mss 0034-176

Collection Overview

The Phaethornis philippi is depicted on a plate numbered 21 in John Gould's A monograph of the Trochilidae, or, family of humming-birds. London: published by the author, 1861. This colored lithograph was drawn by H.C. Richter from Gould's sketches and printed by Hullmandel & Walter. Also included with the plate is the page which describes this South American hummingbird.


  • Creation: 1861


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

By the time of his death in 1881, John Gould was the most acclaimed publisher of illustrated orinthology in Europe. Hummingbirds were his favorite species. To capture on paper the bright iridescent color of the plumage, Gould developed a special forumla of oils and color over gold leaf.


1 folder (1 print) : lithograph, color ; 55 x 38 cm.

Inventory of the Phaethornis Philippi (Philippi's Hermit) Print
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Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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