(An artistic movement)

Dates: 1848-1910

English painters who shared the goal of the German Nazarenes to create an art deprived from the Greco-Roman classicism which was - according to them - prevalent since Raphael, hence their name. So they used themes taken from British history, such as King Arthur legends and Shakespeare's plays, which they illustrated with vibrant colours and melancholy.
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Arthur Hughes

James Smetham

William Ewart Gladstone
Sir John Everett Millais

Fair Rosamund
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Altar Rock
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

James Prescott Joule
John Maler Collier

Portrait Of Anita Smith
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Earth Mother
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

La Donna della Finestra
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A Spring Afternoon
Arthur Hughes

The Piano Lesson
Edmund Blair Leighton

Richard Garnett
John Maler Collier

Fair Rosamund
John William Waterhouse

William Holman Hunt

In the Forest of Arden
John Maler Collier

The Bower Garden
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Mamie Dickens
Sir John Everett Millais
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)153 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)81 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)44 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)39 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)35 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)34 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Liverpool)28 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)22 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)21 artworks
Important dates
Founding date:  1848
Why 1848?: Foundation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood by Millais, Rossetti and Hunt.

End date:  1910
Why 1910?: Most of pre-Raphaelite painters were dead at this date and the style went out of fashion after the Victorian era.