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Retired teacher pinpoints where Millais painted Ophelia

Barbara Webb has narrowed down the location where Millais sat to paint the background to Ophelia.    Ophelia is not only one of the artist’s most famous works, it is also one of the most recognizable images of Elizabeth Siddal.  Read the entire article at For more on Elizabeth Siddal as Ophelia, visit the Ophelia …

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti John Ruskin Related Links The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood william michael rossetti

W.M. Rossetti article from The Guardian Archives:

Thank you to Cathy Baker of Gather Ye Rosebuds while ye may for bringing this to my attention. Originally published in Manchester Guardian on 29 March 1904.   William Michael Rossetti starts off with the intention of setting the record straight that John Ruskin did not “set Pre-Raphaelitism going”.   Excerpt below, click here to read …

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New article in the Spectator on Barbara Bodichon and her circle, including Elizabeth Siddal

A new article in the Spectator explores Barbara Leigh Smith, later Bodichon.  Written by Charlotte Moore,  this charming piece introduces us to her ‘Aunt Barbara’, whose circle of friends included many famous Victorians.   I recently saw the sketch that Barbara made of Elizabeth Siddal in The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites by Elizabeth Prettejohn.  The sketch, …

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