Off the top of my head, this beautiful painting looks to be of the Pre-Raphaelite School. They used a yellow ochre base on the canvas (a type of fresco technique if I recall) So we see much of the earthy yellow ochre in much of the painting. It looks a little bit like Sir Edward Burn Jones, but his colors are more crisp. I THINK the fuzziness is supposed to look like the smoke of incense.
I'm with you, Malleus, I like the colors more vibrant. I think some of the German schools used the more muted and earthy tones, as opposed to the gem tones I adore.