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A picture worth a thousand birds

on November 29, 2011

The above is a photo of a lithograph by John Gould (information link below). It was emailed to me by the gallery exhibiting and selling some of his work this week. Having bought a couple of lithographs from this gallery over the years, we were on their mailing list so I thought it was an extraordinary cooincidence to receive an invitation that featured this famous picture of a red-tailed black cockatoo just days after I had acquired Wantok. As I had paid a small fortune for her, I now wondered if it might have been wiser to simply buy a picture – this picture.

I’m not stupid, but I am a bit naive. Wantok cost a bit, but guess what this picture was priced at?

$27,500AUS

I think I’ll just frame the invitation picture!

Or maybe not; after all, I have the real thing – I have Wantok!

http://australianmuseum.net.au/The-Gould-League-of-Bird-Lovers

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6 responses to “A picture worth a thousand birds

  1. Bob Zeller says:

    I wonder if they’ll take a check. 🙂

  2. I love birds, and I love art, but that picture is EXPENSIVE!!!! Way over my budget, but gorgeous.

  3. tootlepedal says:

    I get a fine show of nature’s art through my kitchen window every day at a very modest price. I will stick to that. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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