Original French Art Lithograph by Willette Pencil Signed and in the Plate

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Adolphe-Léon Willette (1857–1926) was a French painter, illustrator, caricaturist, and lithographer. The artist was a prolific contributor to the French illustrated press under the pseudonyms "Cemoi", "Pierrot", "Louison", "Bebe", and "Nox", but more often under his own name. This lithograph realized in 1916 features a parody of Lady Godiva, an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.

  • Material:

    Paper

  • Size:

    11X8.9 (inches), 28x22.5 (cm)

  • Artist:

    A. Léon Willette (1857–1926)

  • Year:

    1916

  • Markings:

    Pencil Signed and in Plate

  • Condition:

    Very good. (A)

Item ID : 20873
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