Elizabeth Siddal

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1850 (circa)
Model: Elizabeth Siddal


◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 189 (no. 457).

Scholarly Commentary


This youthful image of Elizabeth Siddal is probably the first of many drawn by DGR (but see also the early finished drawing A Parable of Love). By 1851 she sat for him exclusively, and was a prominent figure in his art up to and after her death in 1862 (Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, 189).

See also the commentary for DGR's 1855 pen and ink drawing.

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