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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Herald Shark Mullein Moth Insect EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Herald Shark Mullein 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, including; the Herald, Scoliopteryx libatrix, (Fig. 1), the Toadflax moth, Calophasia lunula, (also called the Toadflax Brocade Moth, Fig. 2), the Mullein moth, Cucullia verbasci, (Fig. 3, a-c), the Shark moth, Cucullia umbratica, (Fig. 4), the Lettuce Shark, Cucullia lactucae, (Fig. 5, a-b), the Green Silver-spangled Shark, Cucullia argentea, (Fig. 6, a-c), the Marbled Clover, Heliothis viriplaca, (Fig. 7), the Chariclea delphinii, (Fig. 8), the Heliaca tenebrata, (Fig. 9), the Dark Spectacle, Abrostola triplasia, (Fig. 10), and the Acontia luctuosa, (Fig. 11).


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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