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The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (Pre-Raphaelites) 1848-1900
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt,  John William Waterhouse, James Collinson.
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, group of young British painters who banded together in 1848 in reaction against what they conceived to be the unimaginative and artificial historical painting of the Royal Academy and who purportedly sought to express a new moral seriousness and sincerity in their works. They were inspired by Italian art of the 14th and 15th centuries, and their adoption of the name Pre-Raphaelite expressed their admiration for what they saw as the direct and uncomplicated depiction of nature typical of Italian painting before the High Renaissance and, particularly, before the time of Raphael. [x]