(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

Once a Week
Anthony Frederick Sandys

Saint Nicholas
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Saint George and the Dragon
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Twelfth Night
Walter Deverell

The Little Sea Maid
Evelyn de Morgan

Portrait of Miss Davidson
Sir John Everett Millais

Venus Verticordia - study
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

John William Waterhouse

At a Reading Desk
Sir Frederick Lord Leighton

The Painter's Honeymoon
Sir Frederick Lord Leighton

Night and Sleep
Evelyn de Morgan

John William Waterhouse

Pen Olver
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.

The Elopement
Edmund Blair Leighton

The Sense of Sight
Annie Swynnerton

La Donna della Finestra
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.