Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ellen Smith


Ellen Smith for a short time a muse of the Pre-Raphaelites. A young woman who the "brothers" found when she was working as a laundress. Her career was cut short when a spurned suitor cut her face to ribbons with a sword.

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Minerva Black said...

Such a very sad story, and a lovely looking girl, or as they said, 'a stunner'.

Kati said...

What a sad story! Lovely drawing from my favorite, Rossetti, though.