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Pre-Raphaelite

Pre–Raphaelite

noun Pre–Ra·pha·el·ite \(ˌ)prē-ˈra-fē-ə-ˌlīt, -ˈrā-, -ˈrä-\

Definition of PRE-RAPHAELITE

1
a :  a member of a brotherhood of artists formed in England in 1848 to restore the artistic principles and practices regarded as characteristic of Italian art before Raphael
b :  an artist or writer influenced by this brotherhood
2
:  a modern artist dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals or methods
Pre–Raphaelite adjective
Pre–Ra·pha·el·it·ism \-ˌlī-ˌti-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of PRE-RAPHAELITE

1850

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