Terence Cuneo (British, 1907-1996)
The Golden Arrow
signed and dated 'CUNEO/August 94' (lower left), oil on canvas
75.5 x 102cm (29 3/4 x 40 3/16in).
- The Golden Arrow was the first train connecting London to Paris between 1929 - 1972. It started as a luxury Pullman service up until after WWII when due to the economic climate ordinary and second class were added. The golden arrow linked London to Dover where passengers took the ferry to Calais and from there they took the equivalent train 'Fleche d'Or' with Paris as its final destination. In this picture we see it arriving to Dover Marine in the 1950s.