Maria Zambaco

Date of birth: 1843 — Date of death: 1914

Artist. Daughter of John Cassavetti and Euphrosyne Ionides Cassavetti. She is known for her Pre-Raphaelite style sculptures, particularly her cast medals. She was the muse, model, mistress and student of Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898).Zambaco's family were patrons of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite artists. She was also the cousin of Pre-Raphaelite muse and artist, Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927). Zambaco exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1886-1889 and at several major French Salons. She married a Franco-Greek doctor, Demetrius Zambaco, in 1861 and bore two children. She left her husband in 1866.