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Apart from one easel by William Morris, the only decent quattrocento pastiche that any Pre-Raphaelite-affiliated painter seems to have been able to produce  not to mention turn into a style of his own  is by Sir Edward Burne-Jones:
There is romanticism, admittedly from the painter’s side; and there is a manner of Victorianism; but there is less insipid floridness and lushness; less rosy English gardens with even rosier English cheeks on maidens clad in elaborate folds and hairdos; on the other hand also less utterly contrived simplicity: there is more of composed simplicity, more of Blake, more of stricture, more of cool restraint. Natural and organic development into Art Noveau follows:

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