Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall (25 July 1829 – 11 February 1862), styled and commonly known as Lizzie, was an English artist, poet, and artists' model. (Her surname was shortened to Siddal after her marriage to Dante Gabriel Rossetti.) Siddall was an important and influential artist and poet. Significant collections of her artworks can be found at Wightwick Manor and the Ashmolean. Siddall was painted and drawn extensively by artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, including Walter Deverell, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais (including his notable 1852 painting Ophelia), and her husband, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Artist as subject
The guitarist and founder of Led Zeppelin is a fan and collector of the art of the Pre-Raphaelites. He talks …