Lizzie Siddal by Lucinda Hawksley

By: Lucinda Hawksley

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ISBN
9780233001173
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
256
Dimensions
198 x 130mm

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The supermodel did not arrive when Twiggy first donned false eyelashes; the concept began more than 100 years previously, with a young artists' model whose face captivated a generation.

Saved from the drudgery of a working-class existence by a young Pre-Raphaelite artist, Lizzie Siddal rose to become one of the most famous faces in Victorian Britain and a pivotal figure of London's artistic world, until tragically ending her young life in a laudanum-soaked suicide in 1862. In the twenty-first century, even those who do not know her name always recognise her face: she is Millais' doomed Ophelia and Rossetti's beatified Beatrice.

With many parallels in the modern-day world of art and fashion, this biography takes Lizzie from the background of Dante Rossetti's life and, finally, brings her to the forefront of her own.
ISBN:
9780233001173
Publication Date:
01 / 07 / 2005
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
198 x 130mm

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