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  Elizabeth Siddal - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Siddal, whose name was originally spelt 'Siddall' (it was Rossetti who dropped the second 'l') was first noticed by Deverell, while she was working as a milliner.
Elizabeth Siddal was the primary muse for Dante Gabriel Rossetti throughout most of his youth.
Siddal also appears to have believed with some justification that Rossetti was always seeking to replace her with a younger muse which contributed to her later depressive periods and illness.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Elizabeth_Siddal   (989 words)

  Elizabeth Siddal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Siddal, whose name was originally spelt 'Siddall' (it was Rossetti who dropped the second 'l') was first noticed by Deverell, while she was working as a milliner.
Elizabeth Siddal was the primary muse for Dante Gabriel Rossetti throughout most of his youth.
Siddal also appears to have believed with some justification that Rossetti was always seeking to replace her with a younger muse which contributed to her later depressive periods and illness.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elizabeth_Siddal   (1135 words)

 Morbid Outlook - Elizabeth Siddal
Elizabeth, by all accounts, suffered continuously from fragile health, whether this was as a result of being in such demand as a model or related to the passion of the time for going to extreme lengths to appear as fashion dictated.
Elizabeth seems to have had an air of fragility about her, as if she was tied to this world by no more than wishes and tears, this only served to make her all the more attractive to the Pre-Raphaelite artists.
Elizabeth lay in her coffin, untouched by decay despite being buried for seven years, indeed it appeared only that she slept and could be awoken by the slightest touch.
www.morbidoutlook.com /art/articles/1999_00_siddal.html   (742 words)

Eleanor Elizabeth Siddall, daughter of the English lower middle class, was the quintessential Pre-Raphaelite woman.
Siddal was just 18 years old when William Allingham, a writer who associated with the members of the Pre-Raphaelite vortex, saw her working as a milliner's apprentice in a shop on Cranbourne Alley.
Siddal was also a poet and her work caught the attention of John Ruskin.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /siddal7.html   (521 words)

 Elizabeth Siddal
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal ~ the epitome of aesthetic womanhood to the three young artists who founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ~ was born on 25 July 1829.
Elizabeth Siddal's continuing ill health, and Rossetti's predilection for sexual experimentation outside of their relationship, compounded the short-comings and within a short time their marriage had begun to flounder.
Elizabeth had taken a draft of laudanum, but had misjudged the strength of the tincture and fatally poisoned herself with an overdose on 11 February 1862.
www.gothicpress.freeserve.co.uk /Siddal.htm   (771 words)

 Elizabeth Siddall -siddal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Elizabeth was not just a muse or a model, but is most famous for her association with Rosetti rather than for her own abilities.
Siddall was consumptive and was frail and melancholy, and this is evoked in the paintings of Rossetti.
Elizabeth Siddall was thus an ideal subject for romantics being of fragile beauty and of tragic end.
freespace.virgin.net /k.peart/Women/siddal.htm   (125 words)

 ArtMagick: Elizabeth Siddal (British, 1829-1862)
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall (the patrimonial spelling) was one of seven children of a working-class London cutler originally from Sheffield.
Lizzie Siddal, as she was known to her friends, first became acquainted with members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood through their friend Walter Deverell, who may or may not have taken note of her while visiting a milliner’s shop with his mother.
In addition to painting, Siddal wrote a small body of poetry, although this aspect of her creativity does not seem to have been widely known, even during her lifetime.
www.artmagick.com /artists/siddal.aspx   (551 words)

 Victorian Art in Britain
Siddal was brought up in London, the daughter of a Sheffield cutler who had moved South.
1862, Elizabeth Siddal died of an overdose of laudanum.
Elizabeth Siddal was buried in the Rossetti family plot in Highgate Cemetery.
www.victorianartinbritain.co.uk /muses/siddal.htm   (661 words)

 Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddall
Elizabeth Siddall was the daughter of a Sheffield cutler.
Mr Rossetti related many of the interesting episodes in the life of Elizabeth Siddall before the marriage took place, her relations with Tennyson's household etc. As for the marriage, postponed indefinitely, it was Elizabeth's precarious, if not to say already hopeless, state of health that decided the celebration.
Rossetti, in the excess of grief at the death of Elizabeth, believing in good faith that life for him was now over, had interred beside her a small box containing all of his poems whose publication had just been announced.
www.yorktaylors.free-online.co.uk /rossetti.htm   (1287 words)

 Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (1829-62)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Elizabeth, or Lizzie as she was also known, was working as a milliner's assistant when she met the Pre-Raphaelites who were stunned by her beauty and she became their model.
Siddal's delicate health was evident from the beginning.
Siddal and Rossetti were engaged for seven years but only married for two.
freespace.virgin.net /k.peart/Victorian/siddal.htm   (236 words)

 Paradise Descending   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dante is dressed in red, symbolic of passion, while Beatrice, with the face of Elizabeth Siddal, is dressed in green, symbolic of life, an ironic color, given Beatrice's status as the dead beloved of Dante.
Siddal's face is an expression of ecstasy, both spiritual and sexual; finally, Rossetti was able to join the spiritual and physical loves in this painting.
It may be that he found he could go no further with this subject--moreover, the guilt he felt over Siddal's death, convinced as he was that he killed her, may have driven him away from a subject so dear to his heart and his art.
www.maryjones.us /essays/rossetti1.html   (1463 words)

 Elizabeth Siddall, Pre-Raphaelite Artist and Model
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall's face looks out from some of the most famous paintings of the Victorian Age; she is Millais' Ophelia and Rossetti's Beatrice.
Piece presents Siddall as an independent young artist who did not subscribe to the usual roles or mores for women of her time; depicts her in a fresh light as an artist who was very much ahead of her time.
Also explores why presenting Siddall as younger than she actually was proved so important in her relationship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and her portrayal as the innocent milliner's assistant he rescued.
www.unc.edu /%7Ehallybur/siddall6.html   (2517 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Elizabeth Siddal was the famous Pre-Raphaelite model who did not write an autobiographical text, but whose paintings may be read as a visual autobiography.
She pretended to restore the truth shadowed by Violet Hunt who had claimed that the note was a sort of justifying lament: “My life is so miserable that I wish for no more of it.” Although between the two versions there was a 20 year gap, the legendary note is still evoked.
Since witnesses’ perspectives on Siddal are infested with either Victorian preconceived ideas or Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic principles, I shall follow her own story embedded in her own works, both poetical and pictorial.
www.lancs.ac.uk /depts/ruskin/abstracts/marin.doc   (272 words)

 On Love and Literature: The Portrayal of Women in the Work of Dante Gabriel Rosetti
In this painting, Rosetti gives his perception of a scene which is not in the play by depicting his own in which Ophelia, the victim of her rejected love for Hamlet and the death of her father, having gone insane,is escorted out of the court into which she has just burst.
In 1864, Rosetti finished a memorial to her titled Beata Beatrix, depicting an image of Elizabeth as Beatrice from The Divine Comedy The painting with its wealth of symbols, shows a parallel between the death of Elizabeth and that of Beatrice.
According to art historian Elaine Sharpe, the dove was an important symbol to Rosetti because he often referred to Elizabeth as a child or wounded bird for which he must care, often associating her with the dove, an archetypal Victorian bird.
www.sundress.net /wickedalice/Rosetti.html   (1542 words)

 Life and Work of Elizabeth Siddal
For years Siddal was known primarily as the woman who modeled for Rossetti and his fellow painters and was perhaps better known for her morbid postmorten experience than for anything she accomplished in life.
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall was born in 1829; she later shortened her last name to "Siddal." A young woman of working-class background, she found employment as an assistant to a milliner.
Siddal reached her emotional abyss after giving birth to a stillborn daughter in 1861.
www.eighthsquare.com /esiddal.html   (1421 words)

 DrugData Update: Friday Focus: Women and Drugs: from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Judy Garland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the artist and artist’s model, Elizabeth Siddal were famous laudanum users of the period, with very different effects on their lives.
Although an artist and poet herself, Elizabeth Siddal is best known as the wife and muse of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the leading lights of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Siddal never felt secure in her role as Rossetti’s wife: indeed he had many passionate affairs during their life together.
drugscope.blogspot.com /2006/03/friday-focus-women-and-drugs-from.html   (884 words)

 Untitled Document
Elizabeth Siddal, whom he married in 1860, was the subject of many fine drawings, and his memory of her after she died (1862) is implicit in the
Toward the end of his life, Rossetti sank into a morbid state, possibly induced by his disinterment (1869) of the manuscript poems he had buried with his wife and by savage critical attacks on his poetry.
She was used as a model for this painting which shows a praying Beatrice (from Dante Alighieri).Rossetti painted and repainted her and drew countless sketches of her.
students.uta.edu /sx/sxa4900   (1752 words)

 Pre-Raphaelite Women: Models, Lovers, Art-Sisters
Elizabeth Siddal and pictures; more on Siddal (includes Christina Rossetti's poem "In an Artists Studio" about Siddal as DG Rossetti's model).
Elizabeth Siddal's Poetry: A Problem and Some Suggestions--excellent scholarly article in Victorian Poetry on Siddal as legend and on her poetry.
Siddal: The Tragedy of the Children--includes poem "Maternity" by Alice Meynell
faculty.pittstate.edu /~knichols/lizzie.html   (1645 words)

 Elisabeth Siddal - Poetry
Millaismodel was Elizabeth Siddal, who was lying in a bath of cold water, so that he could base the drowning Ophelia on natural observation.
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal's family had once been prominent, but she was working as a milliner and a dressmaker.
Siddal had taken an overdose of laudanum, while Dante Rossetti was probably with one of his mistresses.
users.telenet.be /gaston.d.haese/lizzie_siddal.html   (2325 words)

 Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Portraits of Elizabeth Siddal
Elizabeth Siddal worked in dressmaking and millinery and became a model for several Pre-Raphaelite artists.
In the early 1850s she developed a close relationship with Rossetti and became his principal obsession as model, muse and pupil.
This is a study for 'Beata Beatrix', showing Beatrice at the moment of her death.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk /walker/exhibitions/rossetti/works/siddal.asp   (283 words)

 Siddal - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The duo, who took their name from the 19th century activist Elizabeth Siddal, incorporated elements of space rock, trance, and darkwave, and..
The duo, who took their name from the 19th century activist Elizabeth Siddal, incorporated elements of space rock, trance, and darkwave, and they were frequently compared to the likes of the Cranes, the Cocteau Twins, and the Sundays.
Bedazzled issued their first single, "Frozen Garden" in 1992 and subsequent tracks and albums followed throughout the decade: Pedastal was issued in 1995 and the sophomore effort The Crossing followed a year later.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/bio/0,,574680,00.html   (292 words)

 Siddal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
No details of her education are recorded but by the age of 20 Siddal was working as a milliner and dressmaker.
She was introduced to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as a model, sitting to Walter Deverell, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.
Her exhibition debut was at the Pre-Raphaelite salon at Russell Place in the summer of 1857, with drawings on literary subjects and a self-portrait in oils; the watercolour Clerk Saunders was also included in the British Art show that toured the USA.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/S/Siddal/Siddal.htm   (284 words)

 Pre-Raphaelite Women quiz -- free game
Elizabeth Siddal became an artist in her own right.
Throughout the time Elizabeth Siddal was connected with Rossetti, (the man whom she later married), she was afflicted with a mysterious illness.
Seven years after Elizabeth Siddal's tragic death, Rossetti did something shocking towards her.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=88872&origin=   (202 words)

 Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal Resting, Holding a Parasol (Getty Museum)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti sharply foreshortened Elizabeth Siddal's sleeping body, allowing her voluminous skirt to dominate the drawing's foreground while her torso and head, more faintly drawn, recede in the background.
Siddal began sitting for Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood artists in 1849, when she was about fifteen.
By 1852 she was working exclusively for painter-poet Rossetti and became his lover and his pupil.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=498   (121 words)

 Lizzie Siddal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddal's family had once been prominent, but she was working as a milliner's assistant when she met the Pre-Raphaelites.
Siddal was deeply effected by literature, as were the other Pre-Raphaelites.
Siddal died of an overdose of laudanum in 1862.
www.walrus.com /~gibralto/acorn/germ/LSiddal.html   (984 words)

 Mary Frances Elizabeth Jones
This would become a lifelong identification with the poet, emphasized by his relationship with Elizabeth Siddal (Rodgers, p 16).
In 1860, Rossetti married Siddal, a model and artist with whom he had an affair.
Here, Rossetti's obsession with Dante reaches its fulfillment--in his dead wife, he has found his Beatrice, and now is able to take the role of Dante himself, enduring his own inferno of guilt over her death, for Siddal's death did haunt Rossetti for the rest of his life, until his death in 1882.
courses.wcupa.edu /fletcher/britlitweb/mjonesb.htm   (733 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Victorian Secrets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Best-known is probably Elizabeth Siddal, the doomed supermodel wife of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Subsequently the artist tried to run off with Zambaco, but "brain fever" sent him back to the arms of his long-suffering wife, who was a model of feminine loyalty: Burne-Jones and Zambaco continued to be involved for several more years.
Still, much of this material has been covered before, notably in books by Gay Daly and Jan Marsh, and there is a sense that the "forbidden love" of the subtitle has been overhyped to keep the winsome if strong-willed May in the running with her less fortunate sisters under the skin, Siddal and Zambaco.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A15590-2005Feb10?language=printer   (817 words)

 Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (1829-1862)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Elizabeth Siddal - the family name was 'Siddall' but she signed with the shorter spelling - is best known as the wife and first muse of Rossetti and the subject of many Pre-Raphaelite pictures.
Through Rossetti, Siddal met Ford Madox Brown and then Ruskin, who became her patron in around 1855, buying everything she had drawn.
Unfortunately, Siddal seems to have become addicted to Laudanum some time before 1860, the year she finally married Rossetti.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /speel/paint/siddal.htm   (313 words)

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