With only Ruskin giving them a favourable newspaper review the Brotherhood continue painting, Rossetti and Millais clashing professionally and emotionally over Lizzie. Millais paints her as the drowning Ophelia , lying in a cold bath and she almost dies of hypothermia. When her father bans her from further modelling, Millais is concerned for his work but Rossetti is concerned for Lizzie, and bribes Mr. Siddal, with money Millais gets from Ruskin, to allow her to continue. Annie Miller gives an appreciative Hunt more sexual lessons but Ruskin still fails to consummate his marriage to a frustrated Effie. 'Ophelia' is hugely praised and Millais becomes a member of the Royal Academy. Ruskin insists he use Effie as his next model. Written by
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Drink disagrees with me.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Me too... But I enjoy the argument.