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Date: 2nd century - 1st half of the 1st century BCAccession no. EA1956.3100
Date: 1st half of the 9th century ADAccession no. EA2013.82
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.166
Accession no. EA1956.1108
Date: c. 3500 BCAccession no. AN1939.128
Date: 1820 - 1848
Artist: Keisai Eisen (designer)Accession no. EA1983.75
Date: 9th century AD (AD 801 - 900)Accession no. EA1956.1020
Accession no. EA1978.386
Date: 1812Accession no. EAX.10357
Artist: Anthonis van den WijngaerdeAccession no. WA1950.206.12
Artist: Rembrandt (printmaker)Accession no. WA1855.442
Date: 1845 - 1848
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1971.110
Date: c. 1505 - 1507
Artist: RaphaelAccession no. WA1846.174
Date: possibly 1620 - 1650
Artist: Anonymous Italian (printmaker)Accession no. WA2003.Douce.1483
Date: 1650 - 1754
Artist: AnonymousAccession no. WA1925.342.37
Artist: manner of Ni Zan, manner of Huang Gongwang, Qian GuAccession no. EA2012.185.h
Artist: Torii Kiyohiro (designer)Accession no. EAX.4695
Date: 1842 - 1846
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4859
Accession no. AN1909.1208
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.1082
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.39
Date: c. 1860s
Artist: Alphonse LegrosAccession no. WA1940.5.2
Date: 1500 - 1558
Artist: Benedetto Montagna (printmaker), after Albrecht Dürer (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.1818
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.878.b
Date: 1st half of the 19th century
Artist: Umetada Shichizayemon (armourer), Umetada School (armourer)Accession no. EAX.10216