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1. Artist group

The Pre-Raphaelites, or – more accurately – the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, was the name taken by a group of young artists that formed in 1848 in London, with the aim of reforming British art. According to the memoirs of William Holman Hunt, the group was originally named by fellow students at the Royal Academy of Arts (Academy of Arts). For Hunt, these young artists’ enthusiasm for the paintings of Benozzo Gozzoli, Fra Angelico, Ja…

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Rudersdorf, Tina, “Pre-Raphaelites”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025794>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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