Meaning of Pre-Raphaelite

Pre-Raph•a•el•ite

Pronunciation: (prē-raf'ē-u-līt", -rā'fē-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of a group of English artists formed in 1848, and including Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who aimed to revive the style and spirit of the Italian artists before the time of Raphael.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites.
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