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Date: c. 1510
Artist: RaphaelAccession no. WA1846.196
Date: 200 - 300 ADAccession no. AN1938.1109
Date: c. 1500Accession no. WA2013.1.29
Date: c. 1613 - c. 1624
Artist: Bernardo StrozziAccession no. WA1969.139
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.796
Date: 1799 - 1799
Artist: Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.6450.8
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)
Artist: Shōami School (armourer)Accession no. EAX.10295
Date: 1st century AD (AD 1 - 100)Accession no. EA1994.78
Date: c. 1760
Artist: Carlo Innocenzo CarloneAccession no. WA1939.56
At the Battle of Takadachi in Ōshū Province in 1187, a White Dragon Ascends to Heaven from the Koromo River
Artist: Utagawa Yoshitsuya (designer)Accession no. EA1983.94.c
Date: 1850 - 1892
Artist: Samuel Palmer (printmaker)Accession no. WA1954.111
Accession no. EA1956.3104
Artist: Matsuya Jichōsai (potter)Accession no. EA2014.46
Design for a fountain showing two angels riding horses and Louis XIV's coat of arms, from the series 'Recueil de fontaines et de frises maritimes'
Date: c. 1680
Artist: Louis de Châtillon (printmaker), after Charles Le BrunAccession no. WA1925.344.31
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.547
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.944
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (designer)Accession no. EA1983.64
Date: 1618 - 1664
Artist: Cornelius JohnsonAccession no. WA1962.17.17
Date: c. 1868
Artist: George Frederic WattsAccession no. WA1955.25
Date: c. 1780Accession no. EAX.2480.a
Accession no. AN1967.1244
Date: 5th century BC (500 - 401 BC)Accession no. AN1885.468
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. WA1978.183
Date: c. 1800
Artist: Shōami School (armourer)Accession no. EAX.10301
Date: c. 1635
Artist: Claude LorrainAccession no. WA1855.71