Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest figures of the Victorian age

Beyond Ophelia: A celebration of Lizzie Siddal

December 1, 2018 14.15 at The Coach House, Kelmscott House

Lizzie Siddal was an artist, poet, and professional member of the Pre-Raphaelite artistic circle, and yet today she is remembered mainly as the model for the iconic Millais painting, Ophelia, and as wife and muse of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A major exhibition of Siddal’s work at Wightwick Manor seeks to redress this and re-examine Siddal’s work. In this talk Helen Bratt-Wyton will consider Siddal’s style and subject matter, depiction of women, her influence on other artists; and the prejudice she faced as a professional female artist in the patriarchal Victorian art world.

Helen Bratt-Wyton is House and Collections Manager at Wightwick Manor.

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