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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Horse Chestnut Moth Insect Bugs EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Horse Chestnut 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 Dendrometridae and Phytometrid families, including; the Scalloped Hazel, Odontopera bidentata, (Fig. 1), the Hypoplectis adspersaria, (Fig. 2, a-b), the Aspilates gilvaria, (Fig. 3), the Numeria pulveraria, (Fig. 4), the Gnophos dilucidaria, (Fig. 5), the Dusky Carpet moth, Tephronia sepiaria, (Fig. 6), the Horse Chestnut Moth, Pachycnemia hippocastanaria, (Fig. 7), the Nemoria fimbrialis, (Fig. 8), the Southern Grass Emerald, Chlorissa cloraria, (Fig. 9), the Chimney Sweeper, Odezia atrata, (Fig. 10), the Treble-bar, Aplocera plagiata, (also called St. John's Wort Inchworm, Fig. 11), the Chesias spartiata, (Fig. 12, a-b), the Chesias farinata, (Fig. 13), the Lobophora sexalisata, (Fig. 14), and the Larentia albicillata, (Fig. 15, a-b).


This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light wrinkling. Some light surface rub.

  • 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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