Ye Ladye Godiva
(without the face of Peeping Tom in the top right corner)
|Woven on silk:-
Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
Woven in Pure Silk by T Stevens, Coventry
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.
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].