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Artist: Anthony van DyckAccession no. WA2002.55
Date: 101 - 700Accession no. EA1969.77
Date: 2nd half of the 12th centuryAccession no. EA1978.2277
Date: 1883 - 1909
Artist: Charles ConderAccession no. WA1962.17.60
Date: early 17th centuryAccession no. EA1978.129
Artist: Samuel Palmer (printmaker)Accession no. WA1964.75.1313
Date: 2nd - 4th century AD (AD 101 - 400)Accession no. EAX.140.b
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.649
Date: c. 1650 - 1700
Artist: Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA1863.981
Date: 17th century (1601 - 1700)Accession no. EA1988.11
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.73
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4361
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1971.192
Accession no. EA1956.1112
Date: c. 1770Accession no. EA2012.30
Date: c. 1800Accession no. EAX.10695
A young woman looking over her right shoulder while holding a traveling mirror with a large carp on its cover
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (designer), Ryūkatei Tanekazu (author)Accession no. EA1983.86
Date: 2nd century AD (AD 101 - 200)Accession no. EA1995.66
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.594
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4376
Date: 13th century (1201 - 1300)Accession no. EA1997.236
Date: c. 1787 - 1788
Artist: Kubo Shunman (designer)Accession no. EAX.4090.b
Accession no. EA1978.377
Date: c. 1765
Artist: Johan ZoffanyAccession no. WA1863.1352
Date: mid-16th century
Artist: Muhammad ibn Ahmad `Assar Tabrizi (author)Accession no. EA2012.43