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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Sprawler Pale Stigma Moth Insect EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Sprawler Pale Stigma 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 from the Bombycoidea superfamily, and the Aronyctidae and Orthosidae subfamilies, including; the Diphthera ludifica, (Fig. 1), the Owlet moth, Moma orion, (Fig. 2, a-b), the Marbled Beauty Moth, Bryophila perla, (Fig. 3), the Bryophila algae, (Fig. 4), the Reed Dagger, Simyra albovenosa, (Fig. 5), the Caradrina cubicularis, (Fig. 6), the Sprawler moth, Asteroscopus sphinx, (Fig. 7), the Panolis piniperda, (Fig. 8, a-b), the Taeniocampa gothica, (Fig. 9, a-b), the Taeniocampa stabilis, (Fig. 10), the Orthosia rufina, (Fig. 11), the Pale Stigma, Mesogona acetosellae, (Fig. 12), and the Lesser-spotted Pinion, Cosmia affinis, (Fig. 13).


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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