(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

Water Baby
John Maler Collier

The Merciful Knight
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Alexa Wilding
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Tristram and Isolde
John William Waterhouse

Mariage de convenance
John Maler Collier

Wood Nymphs
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Mariana in the Moated Grange
Sir John Everett Millais

The Bride of Lammermoor
Sir John Everett Millais

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Edmund Blair Leighton

Sir Francis Layland-Barratt
John Maler Collier

Amy (study)
Arthur Hughes

Algernon Swinburne
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Ecce Ancilla Domini!
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Study of a Girl
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Echoes of a Far-Off Storm
John Edward Brett, A.R.A.
Top 10 museums with Pre-Raphaelite art
Tate Britain - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)150 artworks
Birmingham Museums and Art GalleryEngland (Birmingham)75 artworks
Manchester Art GalleryUnited Kingdom (Manchester)44 artworks
De Morgan Centre - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)41 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)37 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - CambridgeUnited Kingdom (Cambridge)33 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - OxfordUnited Kingdom (Oxford)32 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Liverpool)27 artworks
Lady Lever Art Gallery - LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (Port Sunlight)21 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - LondonUnited Kingdom (London)21 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.