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April 14, 2021

Ekphrastic April, Day 14: "Lady Affixing Pennant to a Knight's Spear"

Today's artist is more famous as being the model for others' work.  Perhaps most recognizable is the portrayal of her as "Ophelia" by John Everett Millais.  Her husband, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was a well-known poet and artist, so I imagine it may have been a struggle to get herself recognized as a poet and artist, too.  Read a fascinating BBC article here.


 "Lady Affixing Pennant to a Knight's Spear" by Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal [1829-1862].


sidestep the vicissitudes
of physical beauty

dare to become
a person of artistic

the impossibilities, endless


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