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Date: 2nd half of the 16th centuryAccession no. EA1978.2574
Date: c. 1800Accession no. EA1967.164
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.51
Artist: Shibata Zeshin, Maruyama-Shijō SchoolAccession no. EA1973.113
Date: 2nd century BC - 1st century AD (200 BC - AD 100)Accession no. EA1956.913
Date: 1850 - 1860Accession no. EA1996.115
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (designer), Yokogawa Takejirō (block cutter)Accession no. EA1983.65
Artist: Anonymous BritishAccession no. WA1898.20
Artist: Jacques CallotAccession no. WA1863.15
Date: 1927 - 1955
Artist: Huang BinhongAccession no. EA1965.250
Date: probably 1850
Artist: John Everett Millais,Accession no. WA1894.61.8
Date: 1535 - 1540
Artist: Giulio Bonasone (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.3989
Date: 100 - 150 ADAccession no. AN1921.116
Date: before 1830
Artist: Joseph SevernAccession no. WA1921.6
Date: 3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)Accession no. EA1996.68
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.837
Artist: Utagawa Toyohiro (designer)Accession no. EAX.4146
Accession no. EA1980.312.a
Date: 1st - 2nd century AD (AD 1 - 200)Accession no. EA2000.116
Date: 1630 - 1660
Artist: Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA19220.127.116.11
Date: late 17th century
Artist: possibly Kakiemon workshops (potter)Accession no. EA1978.661
Date: 1835Accession no. EA2014.47
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.232
Date: 1619 - 1644
Artist: Isaak SoreauAccession no. WA1940.2.70
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.261