This is a visual browsing tool that maps objects by date of creation onto a timeline.
The circles indicate where online objects feature on the timeline.
- Each circle represents at least one object within a span of 100 years around that point.
- The size indicates the relative number of objects at that point on the timeline.
- The colour indicates which objects on the timeline are visible on the current page of results.
- Hover over a circle to see how many objects are represented at that point in time.
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Click on the buttons above the timeline to expand (+), collapse (-) or hide (x) the timeline.
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Artist: after Michelangelo Buonarroti (designer), Giulio Bonasone (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.3948
Date: c. 1650
Artist: Anonymous British, circle of Thomas de CritzAccession no. WA1952.66
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EAX.10834
Date: 1st - 3rd century AD (AD 1 - 300)Accession no. EAOS.5.a
Artist: Stefano della BellaAccession no. WA1942.49.6
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EA2012.98
Date: c. 1638
Artist: Claude LorrainAccession no. WA1855.75
Accession no. EA1978.301
Date: 1820 - 1857
Artist: Ren XiongAccession no. EA1995.236.i
Date: 1830 - 1835
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (designer)Accession no. EAX.4658
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4264
Artist: Toyohara Kunichika (designer)Accession no. EA1983.60
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.577
Date: 1799 - 1799
Artist: Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.6450.73
Artist: Suzuki Harunobu (designer)Accession no. EAX.4028
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.72
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.175
Date: 5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)Accession no. EA2013.64
Date: 1200 - 1545Accession no. EA1965.188
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.572
Artist: Agostino CarracciAccession no. WA1853.1.2
Date: 1st half of the 18th centuryAccession no. EAX.10882
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.157
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.231
Date: 1700 - 1720Accession no. EA1978.2073