John Gould - "The Birds of New Guinea"
In February 2013, Dr Rob Sharp was fortunate enough to acquire a copy of John Gould’s “The Birds of New Guinea” at auction from Sotherby’s in New York. There were only ever 200 copies of these hand painted collections of lithographs produced by John Gould. The copy Dr Sharp acquired turned out to have belonged to a Gallipoli veteran who then passed it down through his family. The five volume collection was loaned to Tamworth Regional Gallery by Dr Sharp in April 2013 to be placed on display so the entire community may enjoy and appreciate this extraordinary example of John Gould’s work.