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John Maler Collier Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva

The work is dated around 1898 and is preserved in Great Britain, at The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, in Coventry. This painting is set right there, where it is said that Lady Godiva, wife of Count Leofrico of Coventry, decided to ride a horse naked through the streets of the village as a sign of challenge to her husband, as to obtain the cancellation of a new tax which would have damaged of the population.

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Characteristics PRINTS ON CANVAS
MDF frame with edges of cm. 2,2 thickness. Edges are finished on the sides. Ready to hang. Full HD print on washable, UV-resistant canvas. Made in EU

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The work is dated around 1898 and is preserved in Great Britain, at The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, in Coventry. This painting is set right there, where it is said that Lady Godiva, wife of Count Leofrico of Coventry, decided to ride a horse naked through the streets of the village as a sign of challenge to her husband, as to obtain the cancellation of a new tax which would have damaged of the population. There is no living soul around the woman: the inhabitants of the village had been ordered not to leave the house and stay in with their windows closed. Godiva, whose name is the Latinization of Godifu (God gift), or Gift of God, appears in all its beauty: long red hair, a hand to cover her breasts in a sign of modesty, the head bowed to hide her face. The horse, covered by a red cloak, a symbol of nobility and institutionalism, is in stark contrast to the image of the woman who rides it: Godiva, without her clothes and all her jewels (symbol of royalty), identifies herself with the people and she fight for their cause. John Maler Collier, besides being one of the leading portraitists of his time, was also a writer. Among the subjects of his paintings there are mythological and medieval characters. Through this work, the English pre-Raphaelite painter gives us an important message: one day, may it be the naked and raw truth to reign over the world.

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Lady Godiva : Type of product:Canvas print, Size:cm. 60X75

Type of product : Canvas print,

Size : cm. 60X75

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P-148

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