Marie Stillman

Maria Cassavetti Zambaco (1843-1914)


Alloy metal

134 mm

Inscription: Marie Stillman MDCCCLXXXVI

Collection: British Museum (ref. 1887,1207.1)

Stillman and Zambaco, who modelled for (and became the mistress of) Edward Burne-Jones, were related to each other, and close friends. [Commentary continues below.]

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Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.