JILL R. EHNENN lizabeth Siddal's work as a painter and poet has been eclipsed by the fame attributed to her face and her misfortune. Apocryphal tales of the beautiful Pre-Raphaelite model recount many of her ill-fated life events: her pneumonia, contracted while posing in a bathtub for Millais's Ophelia; her unhappy relationship with D. G. Rossetti, who painted her obsessively; her years of illness, drug addiction, and depression; her tragic death (or suicide) in 1862 from an overdose of laudanum, possibly as the result of postpartum depression following the birth of a stillborn child; and Rossetti's exhumation of her coffin in 1869 to retrieve manuscripts he had buried with her in a fit of guilt and grief.1 These anecdotes, however, do not do justice to the creative work of a woman whose life included landmarks beyond her shift from dressmaker to fine art model and who possessed many talents beyond her delicate pallor, striking beauty, and long, red hair.2 In 1854, Elizabeth Siddal began to plan paintings of "Clerk Saunders" and several other ballads from Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1803), intending them for an illustrated ballad collection to be edited by William Allingham. Although the
Victorian Poetry – West Virginia University Press
Published: Jul 20, 2014
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