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

Lady Laing
John Maler Collier

In the Peristyle
John William Waterhouse

James Prescott Joule
John Maler Collier

Harold Rathbone (1858-1929)
William Holman Hunt

Fountain of Youth
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Portrait Of Julia Smith Caldwell
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Portrait Study of Louise
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Sir Edwin Cornwall
John Maler Collier

Adelaide Mary, Mrs Philip Bedingfeld
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Landscape
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

Self Portrait
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

Medea
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Portrait of a Musician
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A Persian Pedlar
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Jephthah
Sir John Everett Millais

The Shadow of Death
William Holman Hunt

Venus Verticordia - study
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Forest Cove, Cardigan Bay
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

Song without Words
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)150 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)64 artworks
United Kingdom (London)56 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)41 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)32 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)31 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)27 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)26 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)25 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.