The number of paintings and drawings Rossetti did of her are said to number in the thousands. Perhaps best known among Rossetti's works from Siddall is Beata Beatrix, which depicts a praying Beatrice (from Dante Alighieri) and was painted in 1863, a year after Siddall's death.
In 1852 Siddall began to study with Rossetti. She produced many sketches, drawings, and watercolours as well as one oil painting. Her sketches are laid out in a fashion similar to Pre-Raphaelite compositions illustrating Arthurian legend and other idealized medieval themes, and she exhibited with the Pre-Raphaelites at the summer exhibition at Russell Place in 1857.
Siddall overdosed on laudanum in February 1862. A stomach pump was used, but to no avail and she died on 11 February 1862.
|Beata Beatrix, by D. G. Rossetti|
|Portrait by D. G. Rossetti|
|Regina Cordium, by D. G. Rossetti|
|Lady Affixing Pennant to a Knight's Spear, by E. Siddall|
|Lady Clare, by E. Siddall|
|Madonna and Child, by E. Siddall|
|Ophelia, by J. Everett Millais|