Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (Hardback)
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Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 06/10/2008
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The supermodel did not arrive when Twiggy first donned false eyelashes; the concept began more than one hundred years previously, with a stunning young artists' model whose face captivated a generation. Saved from the drudgery of a working-class existence by an astute young Pre-Raphaelite artist, Lizzie Siddal rose to become one of the most famous faces in Victorian Britain and a pivotal figure of London's artistic world, until tragically ending her young life in a laudanum-soaked suicide in 1862. In the twenty-first century, even those who do not know her name always recognise her face: she is Millais' doomed Ophelia and Rossetti's beatified Beatrice. Her image haunts the viewer and has become the globally recognised incarnation of Pre-Raphaelitism. This colourful and emotionally-charged biography takes Lizzie from the background of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's life and, finally, brings her to the forefront of her own.

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780233002583
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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"'A truly extraordinary achievement. The icon takes flesh before our eyes. Lucinda Hawksley's sympathetic scholarship has produced a portrait of Pre-Raphaelitism's most celebrated face which is as gripping as a romantic novel. But it is also the result of meticulous research which throws fascinating new light on the Rossettis and their circle' - A.N. WILSON"

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“Absorbing. A real delight”

This is a fabulous book for anyone interested in social history and relationships across social class boundries. It is really engaging and shocking in parts. I loved it and will read it again (which is not something I... More

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“Lizzie Siddal”

If you have a true interest in this particular subject then, you will value this book from the many that are available on the subject. As a collector of Pre- Raphaelite prints I find the depiction of Ophelia on the... More

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