When waiting for my train to arrive at Waterloo London the other day, I took a stroll around the station to stretch my legs. Hidden between two fast food stalls, I was surprised to find a large bronze statue, close to the former Eurostar terminal.
Closer inspection reveals that it is a 1.5 times larger than life bronze statue commemorating the life and work of the painter Terence Cuneo by sculptor Philip Jackson. I have since discovered that Terence Cuneo was a painter of great note, tending to focus on military and engineering subjects (particularly trains) as well as ceremonial occasions. In fact he was appointed the official artist for the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Discover some of his works here. His memorial was unveiled by no less a person than HRH Princess Royal on 26th October 2004.
Next time you have time on your hands in Waterloo, why not go find him and pay your respects? I am sure you will recognise his work as it is both displayed in many major collections around the UK as well as being the cover image for many a tricky 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles.
Contributor & photographer: Sue Lowry
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