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Artist honoured with East Molesey plaque
A plaque commemorating an ex-Molesey resident, artist and illustrator Terence Tenison Cuneo, has been unveiled.
Cuneo, whose fame peaked when he was invited to paint the scene of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, is best known for his vibrant paintings depicting the social and civic life of Britain.
The plaque, produced by the Cuneo Society, was unveiled outside 205 Ember Lane, East Molesey, close to where Cuneo lived for many years from 1940 until shortly before his death in 1996.
Councillor Jan Fuller, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “Thanks to the Cuneo Society, Molesey now has an appropriate plaque to commemorate to this wonderful artist, Terence Cuneo, who lived in the area.”
Cuneo’s paintings capture a diverse range of subjects including the railways, industrial, rural and wildlife scenes, and military and ceremonial events.
After the coronation, he went on to paint the Queen in a further 16 other commissions.
Since 1953, all of Cuneo’s paintings contain his trademark, a hidden mouse, concealed within the surroundings.
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