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Date: 1858 - 1865
Artist: Samuel Palmer (printmaker)Accession no. WA1954.107
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.292
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.321
Date: 1789Accession no. EA2003.4.135
Date: late 12th centuryAccession no. EA1978.2315
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.308
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1971.182
Date: 16th century (1501 - 1600)Accession no. WA1908.100
Date: c. 1575Accession no. EA1978.1517
Date: 550 BC - 540 BCAccession no. AN1965.135
Date: 1830 - 1838
Artist: Kishi School, Kishi Ganryō, Nikkei Hōrin (author), Gyokuju (calligrapher)Accession no. EA1973.165
Date: 1845 - 1903
Artist: Camille PissarroAccession no. WA1952.6.482
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.743
Date: 1880 - 1896
Artist: Abel Lewis (photographer)Accession no. WA1941.171.1
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada I (designer), Utagawa Hiroshige II (designer)Accession no. EA2007.112
Date: 16th century (1501 - 1600)Accession no. EA1978.1740
Date: 18th - 19th century (1701 - 1900)
Artist: George MorlandAccession no. WA1851.6
Date: 1859 - 1860Accession no. EAX.3304
Artist: Pierre Patel, the ElderAccession no. WA2013.17
Artist: Utagawa Yoshitora (designer)Accession no. EA1971.226.b
Date: 1655 - 1656Accession no. EA1992.51
Date: c. 1646 - 1656
Artist: possibly Thomas de Critz, attributed to Emanuel de CritzAccession no. WA1898.23
Accession no. AN1938.1066
Date: c. 1795
Artist: Joseph Mallord William TurnerAccession no. WA1934.203
Date: 1535 - 1540
Artist: after Titian, Giovanni Britto (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.3108