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

RIBApix ref no RIBA38679
Architect/DesignerCasson, Sir Hugh Maxwell (1910-1999)
Gilbert, Sir Alfred (1854-1934)
Artist/PhotographerMcCann, John (1926-2018)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1953
Image Date1953
Library ReferenceAPT Box 71 - Coronation
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes 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.

Subject tags

fantastic architecture, coronation decorations, statues