British Art

John Collier (1850 - 1934)

'Lady Godiva' 

This painting was painted in 1898 by John Collier the English Pre-Raphaelite artist. It depicts Lady Godiva, an eleventh century Anglo-Saxon gentlewoman. Legend says that she rode naked through the streets of Coventry (now a small city in central England) as a protest against the heavy taxes imposed on the local populace by her husband, the local Lord.

 

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Lilith

Lilith was said to be the wife that Adam had before Eve; she is a figure of terror, feared as a demon or vampire, and a night monster.