The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was formed at the end of 1848 in London. The prime movers were three young artists - John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rosetti. They recruited painters James Collinson and Frederic George Stephens, sculptor Thomas Woolner and Rosetti's brother William. They chose the name to protest against the principles that had dominated European art since the time of Raphael, master of Italian renaissance. Their aim was to paint 'directly from nature', conveying also a spiritual or moral message. Around 1860 the second phase included William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, who began producing pictures on chivalric and mythical themes.
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The Art-Journal, 1850-1880: Antiquarians, the Medieval Revival, and The Reception of Pre-Raphaelitism
Major article on this important theme by George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University
Cosmic Basball Association : 1997 Pre-Raphaelite Baseball Club Roster
Wacky idea but it works! Hard to explain but very easy to understand once you are in the site itself.
Darkamber - The Pre-Raphaelites
Introduction to their work and gallery of favourite pictures
Links to Pre-Raphaelite Web-Sites
Brief information about many Pre-Raphaelite and other Victorian artists, with many links to other Pre-Raphaelite websites. From Risto Hurmalainen.
National Museums Liverpool - The Pre-Raphaelite Collection
Collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings that can be seen at the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside.
Describes the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and links to detailed information on Pre-Raphaelite and other Victorian artists
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Annotated Catalogue
Arizona State University's catalogue of Pre-Raphaelite rare books and manuscripts in the special collections department.
More a directory than an actual site but some very useful links here from the Victorian Web
Pre-Raphaelites and Illustration
Illustrations by Rossetti, Millais, Leighton and by other artists of the 19th Century, in books and magazines.
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