Antedating of "Pre-Raphaelite"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 16 14:11:11 UTC 2013

pre-Raphaelite (OED July 1850)

1850 _Athenaeum_ 27 Apr. 455 (ProQuest)  He [W. Deverell] has not been entirely able to enslave his mind to the task of puerile and affected imitation; but ... has painted, here and there, heads and limbs with an appreciation of higher and better example than those which enthral the minds of his pre-Raphaelite brethren.

Fred Shapiro

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