'Eros' enclosed in a birdcage structure for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Piccadilly Circus, London, seen at night
|Architect/Designer||Casson, Sir Hugh Maxwell (1910-1999)|
|Gilbert, Sir Alfred (1854-1934)|
|Artist/Photographer||McCann, John (1926-2018)|
|Library Reference||APT Box 71 - Coronation|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Statues ; Coronation decorations ; Fantastic architecture|
NOTES: The statue of Eros was designed by Sir Arthur Gilbert and erected in 1893. Elizabeth ascended the throne upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952 and was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953.
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