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Cuneo Cyrus

Year working: 1879 – 1916

Famous artist and father of Terence Cuneo, produced several car illustrations as part of his work. For example see the automobile in 1904 book- 'The Food of The Gods' by H G Wells that Cuneo illustrated. He also illustrated a series 'The Count's chaffeur' by William le Queux in Cassell's Magazine for June to Dec 1906. The car is a Napier. When the series was reissued in the 1920s, Napier had ceased production, so the car became a Bentley, but the text was otherwise unaltered, All the images below are from that Cassell's magazine series, the first one being original artwork that appeared in a Bonham's sale.

Further reference


Gentleman from London. Image courtesy of Bonhams

She seemed constantly alarmed lest I should fall off. Image courtesy of David Burgess-Wise

I started away towards Lordship Lane. Image courtesy of David Burgess-Wise

I succeeded in turning the muzzle of the weapon into his face. Image courtesy of David Burgess-Wise

Tearing it open in surprise I read the hastily pencilled lines. Image courtesy of David Burgess-Wise