The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel
Paperback 240pp Illustrated
9781781774731   Product Code: 25600
Elizabeth Siddal (1829-1862) rose from the obscurity of a Southwark slum to become one of the most famous faces in Victorian Britain, her features immortalized as Millais's doomed Ophelia and Rossetti's Beata Beatrix. Yet Lizzie Siddal, model for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and wife of Rossetti, was an artist (Ruskin was her patron) and a poet in her own right. This biography takes Lizzie out of her husband's shadow, describing a woman who ran counter to Victorian convention, yet became a Victorian ideal, and whose life of emotional turmoil ended in suicide.