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'Forging Ahead', BR poster, 1950s.

Cuneo, Terence Tenison

'Forging Ahead', BR poster, 1950s.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Poster produced for British Railways (BR) to promote the company's first standard expres locomotive. The poster shows two steam locomotives pasing through a station amidst a cloud of steam and smoke. Artwork by Terence Cuneo, son of the artists Cyrus and Nell Cuneo. He studied at the Chelsea and Slade Art Schools and in addition to a long career designing railway posters, he also painted portraits (including royal portraits) and ceremonial and military subjects.

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