Lizzie Siddal : The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel Paperback
The supermodel did not arrive when Twiggy first donned false eyelashes; the concept began more than 100 years previously, with a young artists' model whose face captivated a generation.
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's 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, 16 pages of plates
- Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/10/2013
- Category: Art & design styles: Pre-Raphaelite art
- ISBN: 9780233004020