John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations is the fall 2014 exhibit for the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College. The exhibit runs from September 15-November 25, 2014 and will participate in the November 7th Art Hop.
The illustration featured is “Nyctea Nivea”, a plate from John Gould’s The Birds of Great Britain, London, 1862-1873. To be honest, I really didn’t consider any other artwork to feature for this exhibit. Once I saw this plate, the choice was easy. I looked at many other illustrations, but this was always number one .
I photographed the artwork using the Canon T2i with a EF 35mm f/1.4L USM. Personally, I think this is a spectacular wide-angle lens.