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Date: c. 480BC
Artist: attributed to The Antiphon PainterAccession no. AN1914.729
Date: 1570 - 1620
Artist: after Federico Zuccaro (designer), Giacomo Franco (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.5134
Date: 1771 - 1772
Artist: Katsukawa Shunshō (designer)Accession no. EAX.4823
Artist: Édouard ManetAccession no. WA1980.80
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.37
Date: 1700 - 1754
Artist: Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA1925.342.16
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1971.198
Artist: Camille PissarroAccession no. WA1952.6.4
Date: late 12th century - early 13th centuryAccession no. EA1956.3143
Date: mid-1550s - early 1570s
Artist: Jacopo Robusti, called TintorettoAccession no. WA1946.198
Date: 1st half of the 19th centuryAccession no. EA1956.1798
Date: 4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)Accession no. EA1956.949
Date: 1760 - 1770Accession no. EA1991.183
Date: 1490 - 1510
Artist: Master A of the Larger Talman AlbumAccession no. WA19126.96.36.199
Date: 1900 - 1910
Artist: Miyagawa Kōzan (potter), Makuzu kiln (potter)Accession no. EA2008.9
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)
Artist: Myōchin School (armourer)Accession no. EAX.10100
Accession no. EA1970.76.a
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4330
Date: 1814 - 1815
Artist: Muhammad HadiAccession no. EA1998.36
Date: 2nd half of the 17th centuryAccession no. EAX.3083
Date: 1658 - 1697
Artist: Gerrit van VuchtAccession no. WA1940.2.77
Date: 10th century (AD 901 - 1000)Accession no. EA1956.1219
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.234
Date: 1401 - 1450Accession no. AN2009.823
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EA2004.18