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Knights Jostle Lovers as Pre-Raphaelites Invade Tate

As I walked around the new Pre-Raphaelite show at Tate Britain, I was insistently reminded of something. It wasn’t, as the exhibition argues, a cutting-edge artistic movement, the mid-19th-century predecessor of Cubism and Dada. No: What came to mind was costume drama.

I mean this more as an observation than a criticism. As a blockbuster survey of a subject, the Tate’s is very well done.