Ye Ladye Godiva

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 624 not recorded 38

Lady Godiva rides bareback through the streets of Coventry, while Peeping Tom looks on from the top right corner

Woven on silk:-

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-

Ye Ladye Godiva

cm deep by cm wide

cm high by cm wide

by Austin Sprake:

by Geoffrey Godden:
A small view of Lady Godiva riding through the streets of Coventry, not of the normal Stevengraph proportions, measuring only about 4 inches (10.2cm) by 2 1/4 inches (5.7cm).
The title on the card-mount, YE LADYE GODIVA, does not appear on the standard back-labels, although the simple title LADY GODIVA occurs amongst the portraits on label 23+26+2 of c. 1887 and on later labels. One version of Lady Godiva was referred to in a Stevens advertisement issued in December 1887. The examples I have seen have, however, all been with post-1900 type E card-mounts. One rare card-mount has the special printed wording 'Social Democratic Party Souvenir. 31st Annual Conference. Coventry. Easter 1911'. The subject was also employed on postcards.

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