MAJOR and minor. Major painting from a minor period of art. (although the artist of that period might disagree!) Group of English 19th-century artists who sought to emulate the simplicity and sincerity of the work of Italian artists from before the time of Raphael, seeking a return to the abundant detail, intense colors and complex compositions of Quattrocentro Italian art. after WWI, Pre-Raphaelite art was devalued for being “ over-sentimental and concocted !” Typified by larger canvases, this unsigned oil “The Courtasan and the Maiden” circa 1870, is 71 x 38 in appropriate contemporary frame.