Lizzie Siddal Pre-raphaelite (hardback): The Tragedy Of A Pre-raphaelite Supermodel by Lucinda HawksleyLizzie Siddal Pre-raphaelite (hardback): The Tragedy Of A Pre-raphaelite Supermodel by Lucinda Hawksley

Lizzie Siddal Pre-raphaelite (hardback): The Tragedy Of A Pre-raphaelite Supermodel

byLucinda Hawksley

Hardcover | February 15, 2017

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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.

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. She has written more than 20 books, including Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (2004) and Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter (2006). A part-time lecturer a...
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Title:Lizzie Siddal Pre-raphaelite (hardback): The Tragedy Of A Pre-raphaelite SupermodelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 8 × 5.25 inPublished:February 15, 2017Publisher:Carlton BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0233005072

ISBN - 13:9780233005072

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