(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

John Maler Collier

Val di Cogne, Switzerland
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

A Favour
Edmund Blair Leighton

Sketch for 'A Mermaid'
John William Waterhouse

Lady Godiva
Edmund Blair Leighton

The Laurel Wreath
Anthony Frederick Sandys

John William Waterhouse

May Morris
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Winding the Skein
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Isolda with the Love Potion
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Joan of Arc
Annie Swynnerton

Thoughts of the Past
John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope

Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Witness My Act and Seal
Edmund Blair Leighton

Cut off with a Shilling
Edmund Blair Leighton

Briar Rose: The Garden Court
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Jane Morris
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)100 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)60 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)32 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)30 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)29 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)26 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Liverpool)22 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)21 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)18 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.