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Artist: Jan van de Velde II, the Younger (printmaker)Accession no. WA2003.Douce.1961
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.521.b
Date: 2nd half of the 18th century
Artist: Umetada School (armourer)Accession no. EAX.10224
Date: c. 1550 - 1560
Artist: formerly attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti, formerly attributed to Raffaello da MontelupoAccession no. WA1846.130
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)
Artist: Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA1863.986
Date: c. 1478
Artist: Claudius Ptolemy (author)Accession no. WA1863.1600
Date: 1630 - 1631
Artist: Rembrandt (printmaker)Accession no. WA1855.365
Date: 17th - 18th century (1601 - 1800)Accession no. EAX.10767
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.879
Accession no. AN1988.47
Artist: Ogata Gekkō (designer)Accession no. EAX.4553
Date: mid-19th century
Artist: Hōjitsu MeikeisaiAccession no. EA2001.126
Date: 1st half of the 12th centuryAccession no. EA1956.421
Date: c. 1800Accession no. EAX.11009
Date: 1830 - 1835
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (designer)Accession no. EAX.4682
Date: 1820 - 1840
Artist: Peter DeWintAccession no. WA1915.22
Artist: after John Flaxman (sculptor), after Richard Westmacott (sculptor), Charles Heath (printmaker)Accession no. WA2007.150.32
Recto: Half a volute of an Ionic capital and an Ionic capital of a pilaster
Verso: Two designs for kneeling prayer desks or altars, an altar and a standing angel
Date: 1600 - 1620
Artist: Giovanni Battista Montano, Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA1942.55.116
Date: 1755 - 1757
Artist: Joshua ReynoldsAccession no. WA1845.46
Date: 1823 - 1896
Artist: style of Hua Yan, Xu GuAccession no. EA1995.267
Date: 5th - 4th century BC (500 - 301 BC)Accession no. AN1885.491
Date: 2nd half of the 9th century - 1st half of the 8th century BCAccession no. EA1956.846
Date: 4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)Accession no. EA1956.950
Date: early 10th century ADAccession no. EA1988.32
Artist: Camille CorotAccession no. WA1988.293