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Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)
Artist: David Charles ReadAccession no. WA1855.215
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.100
Artist: Rembrandt (printmaker)Accession no. WA1855.421
Artist: William Turner of OxfordAccession no. WA1957.22.2
Date: 2nd half of the 16th century
Artist: Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (author)Accession no. EA1978.2573
Date: c. 1470 - 1480Accession no. WA1863.1630
Date: 17th - 18th century (1601 - 1800)Accession no. EAX.10825
Date: 2600 BC - 2500 BCAccession no. AN1924.455
Artist: George Price BoyceAccession no. WA1915.18
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EAX.10562
Artist: Muhammad Husayn al-Husayni (calligrapher), Amir Khusrau Dihlavi (author)Accession no. EA1987.38.b
Date: late 17th centuryAccession no. EA1978.642
Date: 10th century (AD 901 - 1000)Accession no. EA1956.215
Date: 1631 - 1683
Artist: formerly attributed to Jan Vonck, attributed to Philips AngelAccession no. WA1940.2.91
Date: c. 1792
Artist: James Barry (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.1826
Date: c. 1925
Artist: Miyagawa Hanzan (potter), style of Nin’ami Dōhachi (potter)Accession no. EA2000.181
Date: 3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)Accession no. EA1958.12
Date: 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300)Accession no. EA1978.2286
Date: 1651 - 1659
Artist: Willem DrostAccession no. WA1929.1
Date: 1730 - 1780Accession no. EAX.1940
Artist: Fu BaoshiAccession no. EA2015.100
Date: mid-19th century
Artist: Xu GuAccession no. EA2000.154
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.526
Date: 1846 - 1851
Artist: John RuskinAccession no. WA1961.37
Date: c. 1760 - 1769
Artist: Philip James de LoutherbourgAccession no. WA1851.19