Beyond Ophelia: A Celebration of Lizzie Siddal, Artist and Poet

Wightwick Manor

1 March – 24 December 2018

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Reinstating Lizzie Siddal as an important and influential artist and poet, this is only the second solo exhibition of her work.

Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, Lovers listening to Music, 1854

Although a professional member of the Pre-Raphaelite artistic circle, Siddal is mainly remembered today as the model for the iconic Millais painting, Ophelia, and as the wife and muse of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

This exhibition examines Siddal’s style, 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.

Venue information

Opening times

Garden, Gallery and tea-room daily, 10:30-5pm (last admission 4pm). Shop open from 11am. House Mon, Wed – Sun, 12noon – 5pm (last admission 4pm) Also open Tue Jul –​ Aug.
site closes 1 hour earlier Nov-March.
A reduced number of rooms will be open Jan to March and from 27 Dec. Whole site Closed 25 – 26 Dec

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