A painted lion and two painted Chinamen. Twinings's, 216, Westminster, London SW2. Early nineteenth century. British Listed Buildings describes the part of this Grade II structure in the photographs above as a stucco "Tea merchant's shop front. . . Portico to Twining's Tea Warehouse," but it does not tell if the two men and lion were originally painted. Given that much tea came from India, one also expects to see an Indian preprsented, too. [Click on these images for larger pictures.]
Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correctionby George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
“Twining's 216, Westminster.” British Listed Buildings. Listing NGR: TQ3105581047. Web. 19 July 2011.
Last modified 19 July 2011