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1882 Lithograph WF Kirby Art Lepidoptera Skipper Butterfly Moth Insect Bug EBM1

1882 Lithograph WF Kirby Art Lepidoptera Skipper Butterfly Moth Insect Bug EBM1

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"The Perfect Insect, or Imago"

This is an original 1882 black and white lithograph by English entomologist William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912), of the different parts of the "perfect insect, or imago" of European Macro-Lepidopterans that includes butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies. Some of the many parts depicted are; the vertex, eyes, feelers, antennae, ocelli, mandibles, maxillary palpi, labium, labial palpi, thorax, scapulae, abdomen, joints, tongue, legs, wings, etc.


This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. Some light surface rub.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Black / White
  • 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: Animal, Wildlife, Nature, Entomology

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