Falco Peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)

Artist: Edward Lear

Printed by: G. Hullmandel


Source: Gould, plate 21

Work actually began on this title in 1832, with the young Lear, who had already shown his talents in this line, began travelling with the Goulds for fieldwork on this project. In the end, he produced 62 0f the 448 plates. This may not seem a great number, but the plates are outstanding, and he had a "substantial" impact on the whole set because of his influence on Elizabeth Gould (Tree 45). [Commentary continues below.]

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