Title - (Clapham Junction) - Untitled Version.
Location - Clapham Junction, London, England.
Artist - Terence Tenison Cuneo (1907-1996).
Description - A very famous railway location, painted by the master of railway subjects. Cuneo's viewpoint was on top of one of the large signal gantries which straddled the tracks at that time. This wonderfully atmospheric composition is full of accurate details, assisted by the local signalmen! The image was created to show the transition from steam to electric and diesel, and also to illustrate what a busy and complex job running the railway was, at the busiest junction complex in Europe.
Year Published - 1961
Size - Quad Royal (approx 50 x 40in or 127 x 101.5cm)
Original Vintage British Railways Travel Poster.
Printed by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable (but not marked as such). This series of posters would be put through a second print run to the add the wording, therefore those which were not re-run exist without any wording of title or printer reference, and were not expected to leave the printers.
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-, un-conserved.
Minor edge nicks with acid free tape on rear, very minor edge creasing. More detailed photos are available on request if required.
More About The Artist:
Terence Cuneo was a hugely accomplished artist, born in London, the son of artists. There is a wealth of his original work in various museums, including many war works, his railways work and his official artwork for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. His works and posters produced from them are highly collectable around the world. He was awarded the OBE, was a CVO, and his life-size statue is to be seen at London's Waterloo Station.