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Pre-Raphaelite Model

Lizzie modeled for Deverell, with the assurances of his mother and sisters that they would be nearby to ensure the propriety of the situation (modeling was considered very close to prostitution in Victorian culture). Her first modeling job for him was a success, and when he raved about her to his friends in the PRB, most of them wrote to her requesting that she model for them as well. She modeled many times after that.

Read more at Suite101: The Life of Elizabeth Siddal: Biography of Lizzie Siddal, Pre-Raphaelite Model and Muse http://19th-century-art.suite101.com/artic...l#ixzz0wnm5cwcN

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