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

May Morning on Magdalen Tower
William Holman Hunt

Lord Monkswell
John Maler Collier

Sir Thomas George Fermor-Hesketh
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Monna Pomona
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Sketch for 'Flora and the Zephyrs'
John William Waterhouse

Jacob Hears the Voice of the Lord
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Acme and Septimius
Sir Frederick Lord Leighton

Angeli Laudantes
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Porth Gwarra
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

Melancholia
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Reclining Woman
John Maler Collier

Clytemnestra
John Maler Collier

The Vale Of Rest
Sir John Everett Millais

Sir Michael Foster
John Maler Collier

Portrait of Ford Madox Brown
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Blessed Damozel - Study
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)89 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)54 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)27 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)23 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)23 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)16 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)14 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)14 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Liverpool)14 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.