The Lady of the Night
$5200.00 (includes shipping for USA only)
What was I thinking?
After traveling to Ireland, I was influenced by darker skies and castles. This particular castle is one we visited. However the story is about Lady Godiva. The original Lady Godiva was an 11th century noblewoman married to Leofric, the powerful Earl of Mercia and Lord of Coventry. As the story goes, Godiva was troubled by the crippling taxes Leofric had levied on the citizens of Coventry. After she repeatedly asked him to lessen the burden, Leofric quipped that he would lower taxes only if she rode naked on horseback through the center of town. Determined to help the public, Godiva stripped off her clothes, climbed on her horse and galloped through the market square with only her long flowing hair to cover herself. Before leaving, she ordered the people of Coventry to remain inside their homes and not peek, but one man, named Tom, couldn’t resist opening his window to get an eyeful. Upon doing so, this “Peeping Tom” was struck blind. After finishing her naked ride, Godiva confronted her husband and demanded that he hold up his end of the bargain. True to his word, Leofric reduced the people’s debts.
Size: 36″ x 36″ on heavy duty gallery wrapped canvas
The artwork comes pre-wired on the back for hanging, signed on the front and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist.
Be advised that colors and brightness depend on your monitor and the digital picture may be slightly different from the original work of art. The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.