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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Brown China Mark Moth Insect Bugs EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Brown China Mark Moth Insect Bugs EBM1

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This is an original 1882 hand-colored lithograph by English entomologist William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912), of several species of moths from the Pyrales and Tortrices families, including; the Brown China Mark, Elophila nymphaeata, (Fig. 1, a-b), the Odontia dentalis, (Fig. 2, a-b), the Ennychia nigrata, (Fig. 3), the Threnodes pollinalis, (Fig. 4), the Pyrausta purpuralis, (Fig. 5), the Botys urticata, (Fig. 6, a-b), the Botys flavalis, (Fig. 7), the Botys hyalinalis, (Fig. 8), the Crambus selasellus, (Fig. 9), the Crambus pinetellus, (Fig. 10), the Pempelia semirubella, (Fig. 11, a-b), the Myelophila cribrum, (Fig. 12, a-c), the Greater Wax Moth, Galleria mellonella, (also called the Honeycomb moth, Fig. 13), the Large Tabby, Aglossa pinguinalis, (Fig. 14), the Meal Moth, Pyralis farinalis, (Fig. 15), the Notched-wing Tortricid, Acleris emargana, (Fig. 16), the Lozotaenia sorbiana, (Fig. 17), and the European Oak Leafroller, Tortrix viridana, (also called the Green Oak Moth, Fig. 18).


This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins.

  • Product Type: Hand-Colored Lithograph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 10.75 inches; 20 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is proud to present a rare collection of hand-colored lithographs from 1882 by English entomologist, William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912), that depict numerous species of caterpillars, butterflies, and moths from the Lepidoptera order of insects. To continue browsing this unique collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Kirby, William Forsell. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: Animals, Wildlife, Entomology, Nature, Caterpillar

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