Elizabeth Siddal

Elizabeth Siddal was the muse of many Pre-Raphaelites but foremost Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who eventually married her after ten years of engagement, several times broken. Tragically, she overdosed on laudanum, leading Rossetti then to produce one of the greatest Pre-Raphaelite works, Beata Beatrix, based on Dante Alighieri’s beloved, Beatrice, at the moment of her death. Rossetti’s love for Siddal seemed to have waned somewhat, but he did make her immortal through art.


About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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2 Responses to Elizabeth Siddal

  1. Nienna says:

    She is one of my heroines, may she rest in peace! Such a tragically ending life – but she is so sensationally immortalised in art! I visited her grave in Highgate Cemetery some years ago.

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