John Collier (British, 1850-1934), "Lady Godiva", 1914♥
My ancestor, "Lady Godiva" of 1898 by John Collier, Pre-Raphaelite School. A major English mythological tale which depicts the naked wife of Earl Leofric of Mercia riding through Coventry to protest an unfair tax.
dipot: Jules Joseph Lefebvre: Lady Godiva, 1891.
Lady Godiva by Ethel Mortlock (c.1865–1928) via Dark and fantastic arts FB
Statue of Lady Godiva -Coventry. My famous ancestor! Too bad her statue is in the middle of a shopping center :/
July 10, 1040. According to legend, Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry as part of a bargain to get her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia, to ease taxes on the people of Coventry.
Edwin Landseer - Lady Godiva's Prayer
vintage everyday: Maureen O'Hara as Lady Godiva in "Lady Godiva of Coventry" (1955)
Maureen O’Hara in “Lady Godiva of Coventry” 1955