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Date: 17th century (1601 - 1700)Accession no. AN1685.B.133
Artist: Yokogawa Takejirō (block cutter), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1971.89
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.362
Date: c. 1590Accession no. WA2013.1.139
Date: c. 1601 - 1632
Artist: Jan PorcellisAccession no. WA1917.2
Date: c. 1580Accession no. WA1908.122
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EAX.10826
Date: 1839 - 1842
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EA1960.228
Date: 1847 - 1848
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1971.159.c
Date: possibly July 1854
Artist: Elizabeth SiddalAccession no. WA1977.101
Accession no. AN1928.324
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EAX.10899
Date: c. 1650Accession no. EA1978.2026
Date: 1st half of the 19th centuryAccession no. EA1978.2583
Date: possibly 15th century (1401 - 1500)Accession no. EA1990.801
Accession no. EA1956.947
Date: 1676 - 1752
Artist: Daniel Marot IAccession no. WA1863.265
Date: 1600 - 1700
Artist: Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA1925.344.86
Accession no. AN1979.192
Date: c. 1795Accession no. WA1960.3.3
Date: 4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)Accession no. EA1956.233
Date: 1640 - 1700Accession no. EA1978.851
Date: 1860 - 1880
Artist: Ono RyōminAccession no. EA2001.107
Date: 3rd century BC - 1st century AD (300 BC - AD 100)Accession no. EA1958.11
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.15