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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Buff Wainscot Footman Moth Insect EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Buff Wainscot Footman Moth Insect 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 genus Noctua, including; the Buff Arches, Habrosyne pyritoides, (Fig. 1), the Brindled Ochre, Dasypolia templi, (Fig. 2), the Pachnobia carnea, (Fig. 3), the Episema trimacula, (Fig. 4), the Clidia chamaesyces, (Fig. 5), the Morris's Wainscot, Chortodes morrisii, (Fig. 6), the False Footman or Anomalous, Stilbia anomala, (Fig. 7), the Lily Borer, Brithys crini, (also called the Crinum borer or Kew Arches, Fig. 8, a-c), the Eogena contaminei, (Fig. 9), the Raphia hybris, (Fig. 10, a-b), the Reddish Buff, Acosmetia caliginosa, (Fig. 11), and the Reed Dagger, Simyra albovenosa, (Fig. 12).


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

  • 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: Bugs, Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Entomology, Caterpillar

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