Following a tumultuous life entrenched in Britain's art world, Elizabeth Siddal was laid to rest in 1862, but only a few years later her coffin was reopened. Find out the story of her life, marriage to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, death, and afterlife in this episode.
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Pre-Raphaelite Sisters Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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A Christmas Carol, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Harvard Art Museums, 1857-1858.
Beata Beatrix, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Tate Museum, c. 1864-1870.
Beatrice Meeting Dante at a Marriage Feast, Denies Him Her Hand, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1852.
D.G. Rossetti Sitting to Elizabeth Siddal, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Rossetti Archive, 1853.
Lady Affixing Pennant to a Knight's Spear, by Elizabeth Siddal, Tate Museum, c. 1856.
Ophelia, by Sir John Everett Millais, Tate Museum, 1851-1852.
Pippa Passes, or Pippa Passing the Loose Women, by Elizabeth Siddal, Rossetti Archive, 1854.
Sir Patrick Spens, by Elizabeth Siddal, Tate Museum, 1856.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)