I've been in love with the Pre-Raphaelite artists and their paintings for as long as I can remember (certainly since before I actually knew what Pre-Raphaelite art was). The paintings that I've selected below are a fairly good sampling of some of the most beautiful, sensual, and empowering images of femininity during the Victorian Era. Rather than place these paintings into a rank, I have listed my favorite artists in this movement, and then below their names included my favorite paintings by them in the order in which they were completed. It should also be noted that I've not included my reasons for placing these works on this list, since many of them are on other lists that I've done, as well as the fact that it should be quite obvious by now what my artistic tastes are like, but I am including some random thoughts and comments.
Often considered the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites, I love Edward Burne-Jones' work, though I wish more of it was available to the public and less of it were being held in private collectors' possession. Have a heart Andrew Lloyd Webber!
Draper went back and forth in a number of styles and some of his paintings are more in the Classicism movement than Pre-Raphaelite, but those that he did for the Pre-Raphaelites are equally astounding.
Rossetti was essentially the founder of the Pre-Raphaelites and is arguably the most prolific artist in the movement. I like some of his paintings, but his continual re-use of the same models (Lizzie Siddal and Jane Burden) grows tiresome. Still, his work is visually stunning.