Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (Hardback)Lucinda Hawksley (author)
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Saved from the drudgery of a working-class existence by a 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.
With many parallels in the modern-day world of art and fashion, this biography takes Lizzie from the background of Dante Rossetti's life and, finally, brings her to the forefront of her own.
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'The life behind the model for Millais's Ophelia ... The first supermodel, Siddal remains a fascinating figure' * Tatler. *
'A seductive biography. The story as it gains in tragedy is irresistible' * Sunday Times. *
'It is the stuff of opera' * Sunday Telegraph. *
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