Lady Godiva (painting)

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Lady Godiva
Lady Godiva (John Collier, c. 1897).jpg
ArtistJohn Collier
Year1897
MediumOil painting on Canvas
Dimensions142.2 cm (56.0 in) × 183 cm (72 in)
LocationHerbert Art Gallery and Museum

Lady Godiva is an 1898 painting by English artist John Collier, who worked in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The portrayal of Lady Godiva and her well-known ride through Coventry, England, is held in Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

Lady Godiva was bequeathed by social reformer Thomas Hancock Nunn. When he died in 1937, the painting was offered to the Corporation of Hampstead. He specified in his will that should his bequest be refused by Hampstead (presumably on grounds of propriety) the painting was then to be offered to Coventry.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick W. Montague-Smith "Letters: Godiva's family tree", The Times, 25 January 1983