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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Oak Fruit Beauty Moth Insect Bugs EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Oak Fruit Beauty 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 family, including; the Common Wave, Cabera exanthemata, (Fig. 1), the Boarmia cinctaria, (Fig. 2), the Boarmia secundaria, (Fig. 3), the Pale Oak Beauty, Hypomecis punctinalis, (Fig. 4), the Great Oak Beauty, Hypomecis roboraria, (Fig. 5, a-c), the Boarmia crepuscularia, (Fig. 6), the Oak Beauty, Biston strataria, (Fig. 7), the Biston hirtaria, (Fig. 8, a-c), the Biston pilosaria, (Fig. 9, a-b), the Fruit Beauty moth, Lycia pomonaria, (Fig. 10), and the Biston zonaria, (Fig. 11).


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

  • 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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