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Date: c. 1638 - 1641
Artist: Claude Lorrain (printmaker)Accession no. WA1855.531
Date: c. 1720 - 1773
Artist: after Claudine Bouzonnet StellaAccession no. WA1863.12
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.172
Date: August 1873
Artist: May MorrisAccession no. WA1941.108.12
Date: 13th century (1201 - 1300)Accession no. EA1956.156
Artist: Claudius Ptolemy (author)Accession no. WA1863.1601
Accession no. AN1927.888
Date: c. 1820 - 1840
Artist: George JonesAccession no. WA1873.19
Date: 1870 - 1900Accession no. EA2001.119
The Circle of the Lustful: Francesca da Rimini ('The Whirlwind of Lovers'), from Illustrations to Dante's 'Divine Comedy'
Artist: William Blake (printmaker)Accession no. WA1941.27.1
Date: 1820 - 1845
Artist: Katsushika Taito II (designer)Accession no. EAX.4622
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.458
Date: 1872 - 1875
Artist: Edward Coley Burne-JonesAccession no. WA1926.24
Artist: James BarryAccession no. WA1999.14
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.909
Artist: Edward LearAccession no. WA2004.125
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.550
Date: c. 1830
Artist: Anonymous BritishAccession no. WA1947.201.4
Date: c. 1503
Artist: RaphaelAccession no. WA1846.155
Date: c. 1400Accession no. EA1990.807
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (designer)Accession no. EA1983.64.c
Date: 1st century BC - 1st century AD (100 BC - AD 100)Accession no. EA1994.74
Accession no. EA1956.2679
Date: 1542 - 1585
Artist: Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA1863.907
Artist: Konstantin Andreevich SomovAccession no. WA1949.366