Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Elizabeth Coxon.
Elizabeth Gould was a natural history artist who was born in Ramsgate, England.
After working as a governess, she met and married zoologist John Gould. They travelled to Australia in 1838, where she drew over 600 illustrations tor her husband's publications on the birds of Australia. She returned to England in 1840 and died the following year.
Reference: J.Kerr (1992) The Dictionary of Australian Artists
Source: extracted from: George, Alex (2011) A Banksia Album – two hundred years of botanical art, National Library of Australia, Canberra
Portrait: National Library of Australia, via TROVE, nla.pic-vn3799791