(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 Beloved
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Cyril Benoni Holman Hunt
William Holman Hunt

Sir John Everett Millais

Lady Windsor
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse
John William Waterhouse

Gloucester Docks
John Maler Collier

The Amber Necklace
John Maler Collier

Thomas Henry Huxley
John Maler Collier

La Bionda del Balcone
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Wedding Register
Edmund Blair Leighton

Portrait of Mrs. Elisabeth Clabburn
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Hanging the Mistletoe
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Greek Girls Playing at Ball
Sir Frederic Lord Leighton

The Woodman's Daughter
Sir John Everett Millais

Saint Catherine
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A Study
Edmund Blair Leighton

The Rescue
John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope

A Vision of Fiammetta
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)95 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)60 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)31 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)29 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)28 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)24 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)21 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Liverpool)18 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)16 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.