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This month’s update features new and extended lives of eight women connected with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, whether as artists, models, studio assistants, or partners, with an introduction by Jan Marsh. The lives include Georgiana Burne-Jones, Emma Sandys, Rebecca Solomon, Catherine Madox Brown (later Hueffer), and Maria Zambaco. Read the introduction here.
Artist’s model Annie Miller was brought up in an impoverished household in the Chelsea area of London, near to the home of the Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt. She modelled for his The Awakening Conscience, whose theme anticipated their own relationship. Her subsequent marriage to a militia officer from a well-connected family represented an ascent from the London slums to court circles.