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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Merveille-du-Jour Moth Insect Bug EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Merveille-du-Jour Moth Insect Bug 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 Orthosidae and Hadenidae families, including; the Luperina virens, (Fig. 1), the Miselia oxyacanthae, (Fig. 2), the Merveille-du-Jour, Dichonia aprilina, (Fig. 3, a-b), the Grey Chi, Antilype chi, (Fig. 4), the Dianthoecia albimacula, (Fig. 5, a-c), the Dianthoecia compta, (Fig. 6, a-c), the Small Ranunculus, Hecatera dysodea, (Fig. 7, a-b), the Mamestra dentina, (Fig. 8), the Bright-line Brown-eye, Mamestra oleracea, (Fig. 9), the Mamestra pisi, (Fig. 10, a-b), and the Hadena monoglypha, (Fig. 11).


This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Small tear - left margin.

  • 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, Entomology

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