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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th January 1926 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
27th January 1805 Born today: Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)
27th January 1606 Eight surviving conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.
Queen's artist Cuneo lived here
Can you spot Cuneo's hidden mouse in his paintings?
Location: 205 Ember Lane, East Molesey
Description: Artist Terence Tenison Cuneo lived here from 1940 until his death in 1996.
Artist and illustrator Cuneo's fame peaked when he was invited to paint the scene of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. After the coronation, he went on to paint the Queen in a further 16 other commissions.
Since then, all of Cuneo's paintings contain his trademark - a hidden mouse, concealed somewhere in the painting!
He is also best known for his vibrant paintings depicting the social and civic life of Britain including scenes with a wide range of subjects including the railways, industrial, rural and wildlife scenes, and military and ceremonial events.