Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom of Coventry.
Engraving and etching, rare. 102 x 165mm (4 x 6½"). Laid on album sheet.
Lady Godiva, the 11th century Anglo-saxon noblewoman, who rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The man seen at the window, was 'Peeping Tom' who after watching her ride was struck blind or dead.
[Ref: 28945] £50.00