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Elizabeth Siddal - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Elizabeth Siddal

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Elizabeth Siddal by Dante Gabriel Rosetti; nineteenth century British Literature / English Literature
Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal by Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK (1850-65).
Elizabeth Siddal
(1829 - 1862)

 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  July 25, 1829
London, England
 
Died:  February 11, 1862
London, England
 
Related authors:
Charles Dodgson, Christina Rossetti, William Morris
 
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Elizabeth Siddal - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/11/1862     Mrs. Rossetti & the Pre-Raphaelites
On this day in 1862 Elizabeth Siddal died at the age of thirty-two, almost certainly a suicide. Husband Dante Gabriel Rossetti was stirred by grief, guilt and his romantic temperament to the last-minute gesture of placing the only copies of many of his poems in his wife's coffin; seven years later, in one of the most notorious second-thoughts of love and literature, Rossetti retrieved and published the poems.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Clever Paint: The Rosettis in Love
by Kim Morrissey
non-fiction
 
Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists
by Jan Marsh, Pamela Gerrish Nunn
art
 
Pre-Raphaelites: An Anthology
by Jerome Hamilton Buckley
anthology, poetry
 
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Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (1829-1862)
Find paintings by Siddal and portraits by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. With selected poems.

"She was discovered by Walter Deverell in a milliner's shop in 1850. At the time he was searching for a model for Voila in his painting Twelfth Night. Later he told William Holman Hunt, 'By Jove! she's like a queen, magnificently tall, with a lovely figure, a stately neck, and a face of the most delicate modelling; the flow of surface from the temples over the cheek is exactly like the carving of a Pheidean goddess. Wait a minute! I haven't done; she has grey eyes, and her hair is like dazzling copper, and shimmers with lustre as she waves it down. And now, where do you think I lighted on this paragon of beauty? Why, in a milliner's back workroom where I went out with my mother shopping. Having nothing to amuse me, while the woman was tempting my mother with something, I peered over the blind of a glass door at the back of the shop, and there was this unexpected jewel.'"
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