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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Ringlet Butterfly Insect Bugs EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Ringlet Butterfly 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 butterflies from the family Nymphalidae and the sub-family Satyrinae, including; the Hipparchia circe, (Fig. 1, a-c), the Rock Grayling, Hipparchia hermione, (Fig. 2), the Hermit butterfly, Chazara briseis, (Fig. 3), the Great Sooty Satyr, Hipparchia cordula, (Fig. 4), the Woodland Ringlet, Erebia medusa, (Fig. 5, a-c), the Small Mountain Ringlet, Erebia epiphron, (Fig. 6), the Scotch Argus, Erebia aethiops, (Fig. 7), and the Arran Brown, Erebia ligea, (Fig. 8).


This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. Light creasing. Some moderate surface rub.

  • Product Type: Hand-Colored Lithograph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches; 21 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, Caterpillar, Nature, Entomology

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