Ye Ladye Godiva
(with poem on card mount)
Woven on silk:-
Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
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WOVEN IN PURE SILK
Ye Ladye Godiva.
Then she rode forth, clothed on with chastity.
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She took the tax away and built herself an
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by Austin Sprake:
Below the title the following lines are printed
"Then she rode forth, clothed on with chastity . . . . She took the tax away and built herself an everlasting name. Tennyson."
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.
This page was created on 04 March 2006
new image added 18 November 2007. New improved image added 20 October 2017 © Peter Daws
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