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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Footman Flunkey Moth Insect Bugs EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Footman Flunkey 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 Arctiidae and Lithosidae subfamilies, including; the Muslin Footman, Nudaria mundana, (Fig. 1), the Calligenia miniata, (Fig. 2, a-c), the Dew Moth, Setina irrorella, (Fig. 3), the Setina aurita, (Fig. 4), the Setina ramosa, (Fig. 5), the Setina mesomella, (Fig. 6), the Buff Footman, Katha depressa, (Fig. 7), the Orange Footman, Wittia sororcula, (Fig. 8), the Scarce Footman, Manulea complana, (Fig. 9, upper), the Four-Spotted Footman, Lithosia quadra, (Fig. 9, a-c), the Gnophia rubricollis, (Fig. 10), the Feathered Footman, Spiris striata, (Fig. 11), the Crimson-speckled Flunkey, Utetheisa pulchella, (Fig. 12, a-b), and the Euchelia jacobaeae, (Fig. 13, a-b).


This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Small wrinkle - top left corner. Light surface rub - bottom right corner.

  • 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, Caterpillar

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