Lady Godiva, 1898

By John Collier, British, 1850-1934

 

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John Collier (1850-1934)
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Oil Painting Reproduction on Canvas
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142.2 × 183 cm

 

       

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Godiva (1040–1067), known as Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked – only covered in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.