Mentions of Lizzie in Rossetti’s letters to his family:

A full textual transcription of Rossetti’s family letters can be found at The Rossetti Archive.  For the purposes of this post, I have only selected letters that mention Elizabeth Siddal in an effort to see how Gabriel communicated with his family in regards to his relationship with her. Taken from Dante Gabriel Rossetti. His Family-Letters … Read more

Letter from Rossetti to his brother while his pupil uses his studio

In 1853, while Lizzie was known as Gabriel’s pupil, she painted in his studio while he was visiting the Scott (William Bell Scott) family in Newcastle-on-Tyne.  Gabriel mentions this in a letter to his brother, William Michael Rossetti. I believe that this was when Lizzie painted her only self portrait. Newcastle-On-Tyne.20 June [1853]. My Dear … Read more