Pre-Raphaelites
(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

Mrs Osborne
John Maler Collier

Portrait of Miss Davidson
Sir John Everett Millais

Love's Shadow
Anthony Frederick Sandys

May Margaret
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Circe
John Maler Collier

Villa Malta
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

The Easy Chair
John William Waterhouse

Monna Rosa
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Psamathe
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Valkyrie
Anthony Frederick Sandys

A Flood
Sir John Everett Millais

Lorenzo and Isabella
Sir John Everett Millais

My First Sermon
Sir John Everett Millais

Nicandra
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Il Ramoscello
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Love Letter
Edmund Blair Leighton

Sweet Emma Morland
Sir John Everett Millais
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)104 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)61 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)33 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)31 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)30 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)26 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)24 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)24 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Liverpool)22 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.