Lady Godiva’s fabled ride through Coventry to protest her husband’s taxation of the townspeople is descriptively rendered in this richly detailed painting by British late Pre-Raphaelite painter and illustrator, John Collier (1850 – 1934). Educated in London and Paris by renowned artists, Collier demanded meticulous, sometimes workmanlike accuracy in his portraiture, as well as his paintings of mythological and historical events. Collier was a founding member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
John Collier (1850- 1934) was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter, illustrator and published author. He was educated in London by Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Edward Poynter, before moving to Paris to study with Jean-Paul Laurens. Insisting upon extreme, sometimes workmanlike accuracy in his paintings of historical and mythological events, Collier also painted many portraits of kings, noblemen, actors and socialites, and was a founding member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
This finely crafted wall tapestry is made in the USA by skilled artisans, using Jacquard looms and pure cotton yarn. An iron rod and finial are included, in addition to brackets and hardware for easy hanging.