(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

John William Waterhouse

Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
Sir John Everett Millais

Robert Braithwaite Martineau
William Holman Hunt

Mary Magdalene
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Jason and Medea
John William Waterhouse

Richard Garnett
John Maler Collier

Claudio and Isabella
William Holman Hunt

La Bionda del Balcone
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Annie Miller
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

John William Waterhouse

Sibylla Delphica
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

La Bella Iseult
William Morris

The Convalescent
Sir John Everett Millais

Horace and Lydia
John Maler Collier

HMS 'Northumberland'
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

The Charmer
John William Waterhouse

George Crispe Whiteley, MA
John Maler Collier

Man in a Wood
James Smetham

A Son of the Soil
James Collinson

Girl's Head
Sir John Everett Millais
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)152 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)80 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)34 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.