Lizzie Siddal

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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.

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Lizzie Siddal

Lizzie Siddal

The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel

Paperback240pp Illustrated

9781781774731     Product Code: 225600

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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.

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