Ye Ladye Godiva

(without the face of Peeping Tom in the top right corner)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 636 not recorded not recorded
 

Lady Godiva rides bareback through the streets of Coventry, with no Peeping Tom in sight

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
Woven in Pure Silk by T Stevens, Coventry

Ye Ladye Godiva.

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:
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.
A very rare variation occurs without the face of peeping Tom at the first-floor window in the top right-hand corner of the silk [being the image above].

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