(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 Lady of Shalott
Elizabeth Siddal

Cherry Ripe
Sir John Everett Millais

Mrs Griffiths
John Maler Collier

Portrait of a Lady
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Magic Circle
John William Waterhouse

Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Weaving the Wreath
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Portrait of Thomas Woolner
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Regina Cordium
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Mistletoe Gatherer
Sir John Everett Millais

Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Echoes of a Far-Off Storm
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

A Hamadryad
John William Waterhouse

Afternoon Tea
Sir John Everett Millais

Love's Shadow
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Aurora Triumphans
Evelyn de Morgan

An Italian Crossbow Man
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Lady Lilith
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Water Willow
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)136 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)40 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)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.