Wednesday, 18 July 2018

422) Elizabeth Siddall

Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall (1829 – 1862). English artists' model, poet and artist. She was painted and drawn extensively by artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, including Walter Deverell, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais (including his notable 1852 painting Ophelia) and her husband, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. She featured prominently in Rossetti's early paintings of women.

"Overcome with grief, Rossetti enclosed in his wife's coffin a journal containing the only copy he had of his many poems. He supposedly slid the book into Siddal's red hair."

Portrait by D. G. Rossetti

Regina Cordium, by D. G. Rossetti

Beata Beatrix, by D. G. Rossetti
Siddall's lock of hair (here's an article about it)
Portrait by D. G. Rossetti


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