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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Cadmus and HarmoniaEvelyn de Morgan 

Detail de taille de Mariana
Sir John Everett Millais,
Mariana (detail), 1851

Edward Burne-Jones, Cupid Finding Psyche, c. 1865
Dante and BeatriceHenry Holiday1883 
BoatingLawrence Alma-Tadema 1868 
CassandraEvelyn de Morgan 
Cherry RipeSophie Gengembre Anderson 
CleopatraFrank Bernard Dicksee 
Listening to His Sweet PipingsJohn William Waterhouse1911 
CourtshipEdmund Blair Leighton 
Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of BeatriceDante Gabriel Rossetti1871 
Dante’s Vision of Rachel and LeahDante Gabriel Rossetti1855 

Albert Joseph Moore ‘Midsummer’ 1887
Visit to the WitchEdward Frederick Brewtnall1882
Rachel at the WellHenry Ryland1890 
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