Preraphaelite Pre*raph"a*el*ite, n. 1. One who favors or practices art as it was before Raphael; one who favors or advocates preraphaelitism. [1913 Webster]

2. Popularly, any modern artist thought to be a would-be restorer of early ideas or methods, as one of the German painters often called {Nazarenes}, or one who paints and draws with extreme minuteness of detail. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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