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Terence Cuneo (British, 1907-1996)
signed 'CUNEO' (lower left); titled and signed (on canvas verso),
oil on canvas
46 x 66.5cm (18 1/8 x 26 3/16in).
Acquired direct from the artist by the present owner.
London, The Mall Galleries, Terence Cuneo 80th Birthday Exhibition, 1987
Although small, this painting is full of force as the two locomotives stand ready for departure, a Prairie tank in the foreground, a Mogul behind.
Many of Cuneo's most powerful paintings depict storm or night scenes and the vertical elements
Of water pipes and lamp posts frame the engines tightly as if confining them momentarily before they leap into action (Narisa Chakra, Terence Cuneo: Railway Painter of the Century)
We are grateful to Carole Cueno for her assistance in cataloguing this lot