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's 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.About the Author:
Lucinda Hawksley has an MA in Literature & the Visual Arts 1840-1940. Her seven previous publications include the bestselling Essential Pre-Raphaelites (1999) and Essential History of Art (2000). She lives in London and is Charles Dicken's great-great-great granddaughter.
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Descripción Andre Deutsch Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110233001174