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The Trustees of the Cuneo Society wish to advise that now that we have a Roadmap from the Government regarding progressive lowering of restrictions, provisional plans are now in hand for our 2021 and 2022 Events:

Events for 2021

Saturday July 31 - AGM at 11:00, to be held at St Cross College, Oxford - details to be sent in early June

Saturday 11 September - 20th Anniversary Celebrations in the Cuneo Room at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham - details to be sent at the end of July (available at the AGM)

Thursday 4 November - The London Walk (Possibly the National Archives) - details available in late September (and available at the Grantham Event)

Events for 2022

Saturday 12 March - AGM and "At Home" in Brockenhurst

June - Visit to the Science Museum Archive/Store, Wroughton, Swindon, followed by a visit to STEAM, the Swindon Railway Museum

September - Cuneo Society/Brunel Institute Exhibition of Cuneo Paintings relating to Brunel, then lunch on the SS Great Britain, Bristol

Thursday 10 November - The London Walk

The provisional plans for a joint Cuneo Society/Brunel Institute Exhibition of Cuneo paintings relating to Brunel's work, to be held at the SS Great Britain, Bristol will not be available until November 2021

Events for 2023

Saturday 11 March - AGM at the then-remodelled National Railway Museum, York


******Kindly note that whilst guests are welcome, priority will be given to members where numbers are limited******


(To see reports of Society Events and News Items from 2012 to 2019, please click here)


Stop Press - Other 2020-2021 items that might be of interest to members:-

Wednesday 28 April 2021 - Bonhams, London. - Nine original paintings by Terence Cuneo are listed for this auction, covering a wide range of topics.

Title Image Estimate Sale Price
Cape House, Johannesburg £1,000 to £1,500 £3,825 incl premiums
Westway £2,000 to £3,000 £7,012 incl premiums
Construction Site £2,000 to £3,000 £5,737 incl premiums
Walking Dragline Excavator on an Open-cast Coal Site at Whitley Bay £1,000 to £1,500 £4,462 incl premiums
Sizewell at Night £2,000 to £3,000 £4,845 incl premiums
Portrait of a Picador, Medina del Campo, Spain £3,000 to £5,000 £3, 825 incl premiums
El Marengo £1,000 to £1,500 £3,570 incl premiums

Prince Frederick's Barge



The Ship

£1,500 to £2,500





£1,000 to £1,500






£4,717 incl premiums


Roseberrys Auctions, London - 23 March, 2021 - For sale is the well-known painting by Cyrus Cuneo of a fellow student at work at the Langham Club in London, estimate £500 to £700, The painting sold for £480, plus fees.

Gorringes Auction - 15 March 2021 - One of the Missing Mice!!!!! - "The Bullfighter Mouse", estimate between £300 and £500. Sold for about £2,500 inc; premiums and VAT.

Severn Valley Railway - Falling Sands Project
The Society made a contribution to the Falling Sands Project in the amount of £100, and a full report on that can be found on page 14 of the Winter Edition 2018/2019. Since then the Severn valley railway have completed the restoration of the work, in spite of delays caused by nesting bats, and the bridge is now fully operational again, A short video of a heritage train crossing the bridge can be seen by clicking here
. The page from the SVR website also shows the Falling Sands Contribution Wall at the Engine House at Highley. A more detailed report will appear in the Spring Journal.

An excerpt from the wall

The Journal
The Winter 2020-2021 Journal was sent out in mid-January, the Spring Edition has a closing date of 3 April, and will be sent out at the end of April 2021

Society of Equestrian Artists, Annual Exhibition and Award of the Cuneo Medal, at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, The Newcastle Arms, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire NG22 0LA
Confirmation of the dates in September 2021 to be announced.

Ruth Buchanan SEA ‘Duet’

Rail Art 2021, Kidderminster Railway Museum - 21 August to 26 September 2021

Wednesday 16 December 2020 - Bonhams, London - Another eight Cuneo paintings are listed for auction. These like the previous eight were originally part of the Laing Collection, which were sold to help fund the statue of Terence Cuneo that was at Waterloo Station,
and is now at the Corps of the Royal Engineers, Chatham.

Title Date Estimate Sale Price
Eight Storey Office Building March 1953 £1,000 to £1,500 £3,825 incl premium
Night Time Construction March 1951 £1,000 to £1,500 £3,187 incl premium
Water Tower, Lusaka   £!,000 to £1,500 £1,275 incl premium
Post Office Tower from Clipstone Street (COPY)   £4,000 to £6,000 £15,250 incl premium
Pen-y-Clip Tunnel, Conwy July 1991 £2,000 to £3,000 £5,100 incl premium
Berkley Power Station June 1958 £2,000 to £3,000 £4,845 incl premium
Graythorp Oil Rig July 1974 £3,000 to £5,000 £3,825 incl premium
Twin Batch Paver in Action on Runway Construction June 1950 £1,000 to £1,500 £1,275 incl premium

Audio/Visuals of three Cuneo Books
To view the audio visual of "The mouse and his Master" click here
To view the audio visual of Brigadier Landy's book "The Military Paintings of Terence Cuneo", click here
To view the audio/visual of "Terence Cuneo Railway Painter of the Century", click here
(When the video is presented, there is no need to sign in, just click the NO THANKS option. Use the square symbol at the bottom right of the video to get a full
screen viw of the images)

"The Master and his mice"
This new 50 page publication has now been printed and a copy will be sent free of charge to all Membership households in early November. Enclosed with it will be an order form for additional copies at £7.50 plus £1.50 postage, available from the Shop.

The Calendar
The Society's 2021 Calendar is now available from the Shop.

December 9 - 11, Schuler Auctioneers, Zurich (Lot 3237)

Baldwin 141 R, Steam Train, France
Estimate 20,000 CHF to 30,000 CHF (£16,500 to £25,000)

Saturday 31 October - Hansons Auctioneers, Teddington

Gondolas in Venice, Estimate £2,800-£3,000
(Sold for £4,000)

Wednesday 16 September 2020 - Bonhams, London - Eight Cuneo paintings are listed for auction, including the
"Toyota Factory" which Society members went to see on the Cuneo holiday two year ago, and two painted during the construction of Coventry Cathedral. (If you want a detailed list, please email

The results of the sale including premiums were as follows:

Where Dead Men Stand - £4,437
British Columbia, Electric Headquarters, Vancouver - £3,812
Elstree Workshop - £6,062
Temple Dancers, Bangkok - £3,187
Toyota Factory in Burnaston - £3,562
Coventry Cathedral Starting of the Build - £7,362
Coventry Cathedral (2) - £6,562
Trans-Canada Highway - £5,312
Shaft Collar, Gold Mine, South Africa - £4,437
Britannic House, Moorfields - £6,457
Building the Power Station, Plymouth - £4,812

Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Goringes Auction House, Lewes, Sussex - "The National Gallery", incorrectly signed.
This painting is offered for sale with an estimate of £2,000 - £3,000 and has an opening Bid of £1,200

NOTE: This painting was withdrawn from the sale on Sale Day after Gorringes were advised that it was probably not a genuine Cuneo work of art.

2021 Calendar - This is now available through the Cuneo Shop

Wednesday 10 June 2020 - Sworders Auction House Sale - "China Clay Barges, Bangkok"

Estimate set at £3,000 - £5,000 (Lot 66) - Sold for £5,200

Rail Art 2020, Kidderminster Railway Museum - 22 August to 27 September 2020 - CANCELLED.

Bonhams Auction House, Knightsbridge, 25th March - NOTE - RESCHEDULLED, the new date was Tuesday 12 May, remote bidding only.

Four original Terence Cuneo paintings are listed for sale in this auction

Annacis Industrial Estate, B.C. Estimate £1500-£2000
Achieved £2,800

At the Heavy Repair Shop, John Laing; Estimate £1800-£2500
Achieved £4,800
Temple Dancers, Bangkok; Estimate £2000-£3000
Achieved £2,500
Electric Headquarters, B.C. Estimate £2000-£3000
Achieved £3,000

On eBay until 25 March 2020

Listed on the UK eBay site, and ending on 25 March 2020, is this 15" x 11½" Original oil on board by Rinaldo Cuneo, 1877-1939. The image shows a riverbank with overhanging trees. Signed at lower right. Fine condition.

It is titled simply "On the Riverbank", and has a Buy-It-Now price of about £690.00

Tuesday and Wednesday 10 and 11 March 2020 - Sworders Auction House Sale - "Evening Star"

Estimate set at £40,000 - £60,000 (Lot 512) SOLD FOR £65,000

Sunday 13 September 2020 - The 41st Annual Horse in Art Exhibition will take place at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, The Newcastle Arms, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire NG22 0LA. The Exhibition opens at 2:00pm with Prizegiving at 2:30pm. The Exhibition closes on Saturday 26th September.

Wednesday 5 February 2020 - Auction Sale of "The Royal Stallion"

This work was painted to commemorate the centenary of thoroughbred breeding at the Royal Stud, Sandringham, 1887-1997. The leading European
Classic Sire, Shirley Heights, surveys a part of his 1986 Court - (left to right) the Champions, Dunfermline, Akiyda and Pawneese, led by Seattle Slew's
half-sister, Clandestina with her filly foal by Nijjinsky JJ. A signed Artist Proof also accompanies lot.

(To see reports of earlier events and Stop Press items from 2012 to 2019, please click here)


Monday 20 July 2020 - Opening of the Guild of Aviation Artists Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Saturday 22 August - Opening of Railart 2020, Kidderminster Railway Museum, Kidderminster Station

Sunday 20 September - Horse in Art Exhibition and Award of the Cuneo Medal, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire


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