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Self portrait of Elizabeth Siddal

Elizabeth Siddal (July 25, 1829 – February 11, 1862). 
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About Elizabeth Siddal


Letters written by Elizabeth Siddal

Poems by Elizabeth Siddal

Elizabeth Siddal: Laying the ghost to rest

Kirsty Stonell Walker: The Tragedy of Elizabeth Siddal


timelineTimeline of Lizzie’s life



clerksaunders18571-150x150Paintings and Drawings by Elizabeth Siddal




elizabeth-eleanor-siddal-150x150 “A Drawer Full of Guggums”: Drawings of Elizabeth Siddal by Dante Gabriel Rossetti



dgr-thumbnailLetters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti




wmrWilliam Michael Rossetti on Elizabeth Siddal (please note that this section is extremely long and spans eight pages)




williambellscott William Bell Scott, contemporary accounts of DGR and Lizzie







Georgiana Burne-Jones:  Memories of Elizabeth Siddal






Transcript of the Inquest



Photographs of Elizabeth Siddal’s grave



Highgate Cemetery marks 150th anniversary of Lizzie’s death

Dr. Jan Marsh on the death of Elizabeth Siddal


Handwriting Analysis of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal (PDF)




Interview with Siddal biographer Lucinda Hawksley

REVIEW: Lizzie Siddal: Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel

The Wife of Rossetti, Violet Hunt (1932)

Elizabeth Siddal: Creator and Created by Adele Uphaus



Dante Gabriel Rossetti sitting to Elizabeth Siddal

Dante Gabriel Rossetti sitting to Elizabeth Siddal

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