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The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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    Portrait of Mrs. Stillman (Marie Spartali Stillman) Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British, 1828-1882) Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti,
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  • Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (1830 - 1896)
    Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton PRA (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton, Bt, between 1886 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted ...
  • Thomas Woolner (1825 - 1892)
    Thomas Woolner RA (17 December 1825 – 7 October 1892) was an English sculptor and poet who was one of the founder-members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was the only sculptor among the ...
  • Annie Thomson (deceased)
    Annie Miller (1835-1925) was an English artists' model who, among others, sat for the members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais. ...

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (also known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The three founders were soon joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form a seven-member "brotherhood".

This project will also include those attracted by the principles of the brotherhood, namely, to reform art by rejecting what they considered to be the mechanistic approach first adopted by the Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo. They believed that the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on the academic teaching of art. Hence the name: Pre-Raphaelite.

Geni users wishing to view works of art by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood should try this web resource:

http://www.preraphaelites.org/