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'Eros' enclosed in a birdcage structure for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Piccadilly Circus, London, seen at night

RIBA Ref No RIBA38679
Architect/DesignerCasson, Sir Hugh Maxwell (1910-1999)
Gilbert, Sir Alfred (1854-1934)
Artist/PhotographerMcCann, John (1926-2018)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1953
Image Date1953
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAPT Box 71 - Coronation
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectStatues ; 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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