John Everett Millais once said: ‘Titian, Raphael and Rembrandt painted women magnificent as works of art, but who would want to kiss them?’

The young artists of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood wanted something different, they scoured London for ‘Stunners’ distinctive models who would stop you in your tracks and make you look at their paintings differently.

These are the stories of the models that inspired the Pre-Raphaelite movement, years ahead of their time, these were career girls who often had to fight poverty and prejudice to become overnight sensations and amongst the most famous women of the era.

James McCormick tells us about the female models who inspired the Pre-Raphaelite artists and how they lived fascinating and eventful lives. Be prepared for stories of romance, scandal, drug addiction, tragedy, blackmail, adultery and even messages from the grave.

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