Lady Godiva, bronze sculpture signed L. Mignon, Belgium, ca. 1890
Lady Godiva, bronze sculpture signed L. Mignon, Belgium, ca. 1890
Lady Godiva, bronze sculpture signed L. Mignon, Belgium, ca. 1890
Lady Godiva, bronze sculpture signed L. Mignon, Belgium, ca. 1890
Lady Godiva, bronze sculpture signed L. Mignon, Belgium, ca. 1890
Lady Godiva, bronze sculpture signed L. Mignon, Belgium, ca. 1890

Lady Godiva, bronze sculpture signed L. Mignon, Belgium, ca. 1890

c. 1890 Belgium

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Two coloured patina bronze sculpture of Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia, an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating at least to the 13th century, rode naked – covered only in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants.
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.
Good original condition.
Belgium
Dimensions
Height 42.00 cm (16.54 inches)
Width 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Depth 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Medium
patinated bronze on a portor marble base
Signed/Inscribed
L. Mignon
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