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Date: 1848 - 1923
Artist: Liu Xiling, style of Gao QipeiAccession no. EAX.5345.a
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4421
Date: late 8th century - early 9th century ADAccession no. EA1956.1150
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.28
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.408
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.548
Date: 1830s - 1850s
Artist: Su LiupengAccession no. EA2000.150.g
Date: probably 1830-1839
Artist: attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4661
Date: 4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)Accession no. EA1956.229
Date: mid-18th centuryAccession no. WA1948.156.68
Date: 17th century (1601 - 1700)Accession no. EA1960.201
Date: 1693 - 1736Accession no. WA1925.342.163
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.1017
Date: c. 1817
Artist: attributed to Tsukioka SetteiAccession no. EA1959.66
Date: 7th century BC (700 - 601 BC)Accession no. EA1956.882
Accession no. AN1916.53
Date: 2nd half of the 16th century
Artist: Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (author)Accession no. EA1978.2573
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.869
Date: 1550 - 1575Accession no. WA1908.44
Date: before c. 1656
Artist: Carlo MarattiAccession no. WA1940.109
Date: late 17th century
Artist: formerly attributed to Tosa Mitsuoki, style of Tosa SchoolAccession no. EA1959.85.i
Date: 1592 - 1593Accession no. WA2005.131.1
Date: c. 1800Accession no. EAX.10870
Date: c. 1879 - 1926
Artist: Francis Job Short (printer)Accession no. WA1954.117
Artist: Leonid Osipovich PasternakAccession no. WA1958.19.10