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

Samson and the Lions
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

A Winter's Tale
Sir John Everett Millais

The Laurel Wreath
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Eve Tempted
John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope

Farewell
Edmund Blair Leighton

Annie Miller
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Portia
Sir John Everett Millais

Head of an Italian Male Model
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Clytie
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Miss Laing
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Trust Me
Sir John Everett Millais

Holy Island, Northumberland
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

The Bower Meadow - study
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Summer Roses
Edmund Blair Leighton

Morgan Le Fay
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Venus Concordia
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Self Portrait
Sir John Everett Millais

Love's Shadow
Anthony Frederick Sandys

The Bridesmaid
Sir John Everett Millais
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)134 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)61 artworks
United Kingdom (London)56 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)38 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)31 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)30 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)27 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)24 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)24 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.