Friday, 22 June 2018

152) Alexa Wilding

Alexa Wilding (born Alice Wilding, c. 1847 – 1884). One of the favourite models of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, featuring in some of his finest paintings of the later 1860s and 1870s. She sat for more of his finished works than any other of his more well-known muses, including Elizabeth Siddall, Jane Morris and Fanny Cornforth.

"He was struck with her beautiful face and golden, auburn hair. It was the very type of face he had been seeking so long."

The Bower Meadow

La Ghirlandata

Veronica Veronese

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