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Date: c.440 BCAccession no. AN1927.4
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)
Artist: Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA1863.960
Artist: John RuskinAccession no. WA1949.253
Accession no. AN1960.649
Date: 1508 - 1516
Artist: Michelangelo BuonarrotiAccession no. WA1846.50
Date: probably 1896
Artist: Emery Walker (photographer)Accession no. WA1941.171.7
Accession no. EA1984.237
Date: late 12th century - early 13th centuryAccession no. EA1978.2254
Date: 1840 - 1842
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EA1997.221
Artist: Kinoshita Itsuun, style of Chen ZhouAccession no. EA1966.101
Date: c. 1655 - 1660
Artist: Philips KoninckAccession no. WA1946.197
Date: mid to late 19th century (1835 - 1890)
Artist: Utagawa KunisadaAccession no. EA1961.127.4
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.432
Artist: William Holman HuntAccession no. WA1961.23
Artist: Claude Allin Shepperson (printmaker)Accession no. WA1919.31.50
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EAX.11259
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.795
Date: 19th century (1801 - 1900)
Artist: Shōami Moritomi (armourer), Shōami School (armourer), Iyo-Shōami (armourer)Accession no. EAX.10257
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.1054
Date: 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300)Accession no. EA1984.264
Date: 17th century (1601 - 1700)Accession no. EA1961.65
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EA1978.222
Date: c. 1620
Artist: Jacques CallotAccession no. WA1863.16
Date: 1470 - 1482
Artist: Martin Schongauer (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.2153
Accession no. EA1969.51