• Elizabeth Siddal: Personal Life,  Related Links

    Celebrating Elizabeth Siddal

    This post was originally published by Stephanie Graham Pina  at Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. On this day in 1829, Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall was born (she dropped a letter L from her name when she became an artist).  I write about her frequently on this site; she’s a woman I admire immensely.  You can visit my other site, LizzieSiddal.com to see a timeline…

  • About Elizabeth Siddal

    While working in a millinery shop, Lizzie was discovered by the artist Walter Deverell, who painted her as Viola in his depiction of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Lizzie went on to model for other Pre-Raphaelite artists and is most commonly recognized as Ophelia in the painting by John Everett Millais. It was the charismatic Dante Gabriel Rossetti who not only drew…