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Did Elizabeth Siddal inspire Bram Stoker?

Originally published at Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. In the early years of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, artist Walter Deverell discovered Elizabeth Siddal working in a millinery shop.  After modeling for his painting Twelfth Night, Siddal posed for several Pre-Raphaelite painters, including William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.  It was the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti who was captivated …

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‘Young PRB’ by Elisabeth M. Lee: A novel of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

My compliments to Elisabeth M.Lee.  To write a novelization of the early days of the Brotherhood must be an arduous task.  The Pre-Raphaelites are complicated, there is so much going on that there is a danger of the tale becoming muddied and all of the scintillating bits could overtake the narrative.  This book is not …

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Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Lovers: Rossetti and Siddal

I recently happened upon a 14 volume set of Little Journeys at a local second-hand bookshop.  I was practically giddy with excitement to find these, especially the volume that includes Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal.  I’ve scanned the book and transcribed the text.  Other volumes include Christina Rossetti, William Morris, and John Ruskin.  I plan on …

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I am thrilled and honored that Lucinda Hawksley, author of Lizzie Siddal: Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel, took the time to answer a few questions. Hawksley is a best-selling author, speaker, and the great-great-great- granddaughter of Charles Dickens. If you have not yet read her biography of Elizabeth Siddal, I encourage you to do so. …

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

Lizzie Siddal: Face of the Pre-Raphaelites (also titled Lizzie Siddal:  The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel) by Lucinda Hawksley This book runs to 230 pages in its paperback form, including pictures, notes and references etc. It is quite simply one of the most readable accounts of Lizzie’s life as a progressive woman, artist and poet …

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