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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Chalk Carpet Moth Insect Bugs EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Chalk Carpet 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 Phytometridae family, including; the Ortholitha palumbaria, (Fig. 1), the Chalk Carpet, Scotopteryx bipunctaria, (Fig. 2), the Scotosia certata, (Fig. 3, a-c), the Scotosia undulata, (Fig. 4), the Larentia fluctuata, (Fig. 5), the Larentia bilineata, (Fig. 6), the Larentia tristata, (Fig. 7), the Larentia hastata, (Fig. 8), the Larentia derivata, (Fig. 9, a-c), the Larentia berberata, (Fig. 10), the Larentia fulvata, (Fig. 11), the Larentia viridaria, (Fig. 12), the Oporabia dilutata, (Fig. 13, a-b), and the Winter Moth, Cheimatobia brumata, (Fig. 14).


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, Nature, Entomology, Caterpillar

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