Anchusa Botanical hand colored Print Elizabeth Twining


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Bio : Elizabeth Twining (1805 - 1889) was born into an illustrious tea trading family who still provides us with many teas even today, including the Earl Grey beloved of our household. One of nine siblings, she grew up in privileged circumstances and was afforded the best education that could be provided in the day, including drawing and art lessons, travel and access to many famous museums. A great admirer of William Curtis, she was inspired to draw plants from life at famous gardens including the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew and Lexden Park in Colchester.
In today’s world she would be considered a woman activist. In her own times, she joined the select group of women such as Maria Merian, Elizabeth Blackwell and many others mentioned in Women of Flowers who all achieved monumental undertakings in a time when even a privileged woman's life was extremely restricted.
Her many causes included founding the Bedford College for women, renovating the Twickenham almshouses, establishing a temperance hall, and even holding "mothers meetings" which might be considered a precursor to our "women's liberation" movement of the 60's! Upon her death, she left her residence to the people of Twickenham. Her original drawings now hang in the British Museum.
References include:
Women of Flowers by Jack Kramer
The Twickenham Museum
This Gorgeous original decorative artwork was published from Circa 1849-1855. The original hand-colored lithographs we offer here are from the ORIGINAL edition indeed in the superb folio size of approximately 8.50 inches by 13 inches and not the inferior later quarto publication. The condition of the plates is an excellent condition some imperfection can be expected due to its age.

A Great Gift For Any Manuscript Collector

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Rarity: Extremely Rare and becoming hard to find.

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