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Godiva was the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. They had one known son, Aelfgar. In the modern era the Kingsbury family have claimed to be a descendant from Lady Godiva.
Godiva's name occurs in charters and the Domesday survey, though the spelling varies. The Old English name Godgifu or Godgyfu meant "gift of God"; Godiva was the Latinised form.
The bronze is signed L. Mignon, for Leon Mignon (1847-1898) a well-known Belgian sculptor who studied sculpture in Paris and lived and worked in Schaerbeek, Belgium. He won a medal at the Salon for his sculpture of the Bull Tamer, which one can find in the city of Liege today.
Two coloured patina bronze on a portor marble base.
|Height||42.00 cm||(16.54 inches)|
|Width||36.00 cm||(14.17 inches)|
|Depth||14.00 cm||(5.51 inches)|