The short-lived but highly influential Pre-Raphaelite movement was a reform group of artists and poets founded in 1849. Their main objective in art was to reject the dramatic, artificial Mannerist painting styles succeeding Raphael and Michelangelo (hence the term "Pre-Raphaelite") and to create more genuine, humble representations of their subjects. They painted brightly-colored, evenly-lit scenes with a particular emphasis on romanticism, elaborate detail, medieval history, symbolism, and nature.

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LoveEdward Burne-Jones
A BacchanteHenrietta Rae
The Loving CupDante Gabriel Rossetti1867
A Grecian LovelyJohn William Godward1909 
A Quiet Pet (detail)John William Godward1906 
Regina CordiumDante Gabriel Rossetti1866
A Sick Child Brought into the Temple of AesculapiusJ. W. Waterhouse1877 
A Spring BeautySophie Gengembre Anderson 
Adoration of the Magi (detail)Edward Burne-Jones 
Actaea, the Nymph of the ShoreLord Frederic Leighton
AmaryllisJohn William Godward1903 
Portrait of Mrs. Louisa JennerArthur Hughes1867 
ValkyrieFrederick Sandys
William Holman Hunt: The Lady of Shallot
Capri Girl with FlowersSophie Gengembre Anderson 
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