Lizzie Siddal The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel


Now in paperback, the highly acclaimed biography of the Pre-Raphaelite artists' museThe 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 21st century, even those who do not know her name always recognize 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.

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ISBN:

9780233004020

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

240

Dimensions:

19cm x 13cm

RRP:

$19.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Carlton Publishing Group

Published:

03 February 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucinda Hawksley