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Date: c. 1879
Artist: James Abbott McNeill WhistlerAccession no. WA1957.25.2
Accession no. AN1909.195
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.415
Date: 1800 - 1830
Artist: Kanō Tomokazu (carver)Accession no. EA1956.1721
Accession no. AN1940.11
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.695
Date: 2nd half of the 12th centuryAccession no. EA1978.2314
Date: c. 1800
Artist: Masachika (armourer)Accession no. EA1956.2140
Date: 1740 - 1743
Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.3723
Date: 17th century (1601 - 1700)Accession no. EAX.10660
Date: c. 1625
Artist: Abu’l-Qasim Firdawsi (author)Accession no. EA2012.45
Artist: Kate GreenawayAccession no. WA1950.34
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.795
Date: 1845 - 1846
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1971.147
Date: 15th century (1401 - 1500)Accession no. EA1978.1674
Date: 2nd - 1st century BC (200 - 1 BC)Accession no. EA1993.19
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.189
Artist: attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (author)Accession no. EA2012.94
Date: c. 1800Accession no. EAX.11169
Date: c. 1862
Artist: Dante Gabriel RossettiAccession no. WA1947.259
Date: 1840 - 1842
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4408
Date: probably 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EA1990.891
Date: 1st century BC - 1st century AD (100 BC - AD 100)Accession no. EA1996.86
Gamō Sadahide’s Retainer, Toki Motosada, Hurling a Demon King to the Ground at Mount Inohana in Kai Province
Date: probably 1890
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1971.190
Artist: Lucien PissarroAccession no. WA1951.225.20