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Date: 3rd century BC - 1st century AD (300 BC - AD 100)Accession no. EA1985.23
Date: 5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)Accession no. EA1995.27
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1966.18
Date: 1716 or 1873 - 1717 or 1874Accession no. EAX.3457
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.684
Recto: Sketchbook sheet for the Ancestors of Christ in the Sistine Ceiling: man with a book
Verso: Two very slight sketches of seated Figures
Date: 1511 - 1512
Artist: Michelangelo BuonarrotiAccession no. WA1846.52
Artist: Utagawa Yoshitora (designer)Accession no. EA1971.226.b
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. WA1995.255
Date: 2nd half of the 18th centuryAccession no. EAX.10355
Date: 1777 - 1778Accession no. EA1980.26
Date: 1470 - 1475
Artist: attributed to Bartolomeo CaporaliAccession no. WA1951.7
Date: 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300)Accession no. EA1978.1743
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1993.312
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.22
Date: 1567 - 1568
Artist: after Léonard Thiry, after René Boyvin (engraver), workshop of Pierre Reymond (enameller)Accession no. WA1947.191.251
Date: 2nd half of the 19th century
Artist: Kokubu Bun'yū, Maruyama-Shijō SchoolAccession no. EA1973.21
Accession no. AN1896-1908.AE.850
Date: c. 1500 - 1600Accession no. WA2013.1.23
Date: c. 1650 - 1680
Artist: formerly attributed to Domenico Zampieri, called Domenichino, attributed to Giovanni Francesco GrimaldiAccession no. WA1962.17.12
Date: 17th century (1601 - 1700)Accession no. EAX.10123
Date: 1893 - 1898
Artist: Edward Coley Burne-JonesAccession no. WA2015.69.28
Date: 1807 - 1819
Artist: Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (designer)Accession no. EAX.4668
Date: mid-17th century
Artist: follower of Rembrandt, DutchAccession no. WA1957.59.3
Artist: Edward LearAccession no. WA1937.83.3
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (designer)Accession no. EA1983.64