lady audley (ladyaudley) wrote,
lady audley

elizabeth siddal

Best remembered for being the model for Millais' Ophelia (during the painting of which she almost died of a fever due to being in the freezing water) and Rossetti's wife, Lizzie Siddal was one of the most popular models of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. She was also herself a poet and artist.

She committed suicide whilst pregnant for a second time (the first pregnancy had resulted in a stillborn daughter) in 1862, two years into her marriage to Rossetti.

- by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

- Millais' Ophelia
Tags: 1850s, 1860s, art, pre-raphaelite, rossetti
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