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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Dante and Beatrice (oil sketch)J. W. Waterhouse 
Mrs. Coventry PatmoreJohn Brett 
Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896)The Antique Juggling GirlOil on canvas
Flaming June by Lord Frederic Leighton, 1895
The Blue Bower, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (c. 1865)
Seduction of the Riches, Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1901)
John Everett Millais, I am Never Merry when I hear Sweet Musik
Robin of Modern Times, John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1860)
Far AwaySophie Gengembre Anderson 
L’ecole du silenceJean Delville
Design for The SirensEdward Burne-Jones 
Lay Thy Sweet Hand in Mine and Trust in MeEdmund Blair Leighton, 1891
The Eve of St. AgnesJohn Everett Millais1863 
On the Wings of the Morning, Edward Robert Hughes
CassandraDante Gabriel Rossetti 
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