Terence Cuneo

Terence Tenison Cuneo was probably the greatest artist to portray the steam locomotive. He was born on 1 November 1907 and died on 3 January 1996. His work was greatly associated with railway posters, the first of which, Giants Refreshed, was sponsored by the LNER (and was initially issued as a small colour separate with the LNER Magzine? Beverley Cole, Curator in charge of paintings and posters at NRM, has written a biography for ODNB wherein it is noted that Cuneo was an official artisit at the Coronation of the Queen in 1953. Cuneo was noted for placing a mouse in most of his paintings. Cuneo has an excellent page on the Guild of Railway Artists website.

Cuneo, T. The railway painting of Terence Cuneo. London: New Cavendish Books, 1984. 128pp.
The quality of colour reproduction is variable, and some of the best known works, notably Giants Refreshed, are represnted by sketches, rather than by the completed poster.

Semmens, Peter. The mouse and his master: obituary of Terence Cuneo, CVO, OBE. Rly Mag., 1996, 142, (March), 34-9.
Portrait of Cuneo taken on 28 March 1991. Posters reproduced include: [Glasgow electric] Blue train, Giants refreshed, Clear Road Ahed, preserved 46229 on Shap in 1978, Stockton & Darlington, Class 91 in InterCity livery passing Durham headed by class 91; 9F No. 92156 at steelworks, Night Freight (Condor); Le Shuttle in Channel Tunnel. Suffer from very poor paper quality in magazine.