The ‘Pre-Raphaelites: Vic­to­rian Avant-Garde’ exhibition is held at the Tate Britain until January 13th, 2013, and concerns an art movement born in London on March 24th 1849, when Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a 20- year-old painter and son of a Neapolitan political refugee, exhibited an elaborate work named “The Girlhood of Mary Virgin”,  a manifesto which mysteriously bore the letters P.R.B., close to the signature.

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