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

The Little Mourner
Anthony Frederick Sandys

A Water Nymph
John Maler Collier

The English Boy
Ford Madox Brown

The Wine Press
John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope

The Sailor's Bride
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Portrait of Maria Zambaco
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Non angli sed angeli
Sir John Everett Millais

Psyche's Sisters Visit Her
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Portrait of Robert Browning
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Beatrice
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Melancholia
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Night
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Study for Antigone
Anthony Frederick Sandys

The Bride of Lammermoor
Sir John Everett Millais

Wykeham Deverell as a Child
Walter Howell Deverell

Maenads
John Maler Collier

The Seed of David
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Sir John Everett Millais

John Bland-Sutton
John Maler Collier

The gentle music of a bygone day
John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope

Waking
Sir John Everett Millais
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)145 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)65 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)43 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)36 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)31 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)26 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Liverpool)25 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)21 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)20 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.