Great Paintings–Lady Godiva by John Collier
Another beautiful work of art from John Collier that satisfies my pervy needs (see Lilith). Godiva (Old English: Godgifu, “god gift”), often referred to as Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman, Lady Godiva was the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to legend, she 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 name “Peeping Tom” for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.