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Elizabeth Siddal - 'Without Her'

Elizabeth Siddal, beautiful and poetic working class girl, is perhaps best known for being the model for the famous Millais’ painting Ophelia painted in 1852, but it was Dante Gabriel Rossetti whose muse she was until her early death from a laudanum overdose. 969 more words


John William Godward (English, 1861-1922), "The Signal"

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Take a look at John William Godward‘s page in Arcadia. 8 more words


Elizabeth Siddal - Victorian Ophelia

Elizabeth Siddal was an artists’ model, poet, great Pre-Raphaelite beauty and most importantly artist’s muse. Her beautiful features were captured in the painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais. 799 more words


The Colour Purple: The Long Engagement by Arthur Hughes

Visitors to the Pre-Raphaelite Galleries rarely ask questions. They come fully prepared; they know what they want to see and will not be diverted. They pause a while, muse, gaze in wonder and then . 439 more words


Simeon Solomon, Infamous Jewish Pre-Raphaelite

On the 14th of August 1905, English Pre-Raphaelite painter Simeon Solomon died in London. He is famous for his dreamy paintings with subjects which often included scenes from the Hebrew Bible and genre paintings depicting Jewish life and rituals. 670 more words


Pre-Raphaelite Inspirations

After spending an unintentionally long time away from this blog for a number of reasons (most of which can be summed up as “life getting in the way”) I think it’s time I made a comeback! 506 more words