Two Elizabeth Twining Rare Antique 1849 Hand Colored Lithographs. Both professionally framed and matted with gilt wood molding to mats. Excellent condition. Both are from Elizabeth Twining Natural Order of Plants 1849. 1- The Protea Tribe, Cannabis, Carnivorous, Cactus and Palms. 2- The Acantus Tribe, Acanthus Spinosus, Justicia Carnea, Thunbergia Alata, Strobilanthes Each measures 22"x28"x1". Weight 12, pds. Professionally framed and double matted. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. These superbly decorative works were published from 1849-1855. The original hand coloured lithographs we offer here are from the ORIGINAL edition, in the superb royal folio size of approximately 13 inches by 19 inches and not the inferior later quarto publication. The condition of the plates is excellent, with no foxing. Elizabeth Twining (1805 - 1889) was born into an illustrious tea trading family who still provides us with many teas even today, including my favorite tea Earl Grey. 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.