An artist who adopts the principles or style of Raphael; a follower of Raphael. Compare "Pre-Raphaelite [noun]", post-Raphaelite .
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Raphael or his style of painting.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Knox (1791–1862), anatomist and ethnologist. From the name of Raphael + -ite, after Raphaelitism, Pre-Raphaelite.