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Date: 1550 - 1560
Artist: Michelangelo BuonarrotiAccession no. WA1846.80
Date: 1530 - 1560Accession no. WA1896.CDEF.C486
Date: mid-16th century
Artist: Muhammad ibn Ahmad `Assar Tabrizi (author)Accession no. EA2012.41
Artist: Erhard Altdorfer (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.10425
Date: 1550 - 1575Accession no. WA1908.44
Date: c. 1579
Artist: Jost Amman (block cutter)Accession no. WA.RS.RUD.019
Artist: after Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto, Agostino Carracci (printmaker)Accession no. WA2003.Douce.1895
Date: 1560 - 1600Accession no. WA2009.136
Date: 1st half of the 16th centuryAccession no. EA1976.43
Date: c. 1510Accession no. WA.RS.RUD.030.a
Two Soldiers seen from behind in variant Poses (studies for the Roman soldiers at lower left in the Crucifixion of Saint Peter)
Date: c. 1545 - 1550
Artist: Michelangelo BuonarrotiAccession no. WA1846.77
Date: c. 1505
Artist: Albrecht Dürer (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.2460
Date: 1516 - 1534
Artist: Michelangelo BuonarrotiAccession no. WA1846.66
Date: 1534 - 1549Accession no. WA1908.134
Date: 16th century (1501 - 1600)Accession no. EA2002.63
Date: 1500 - 1542
Artist: probably Hans Weiditz (printmaker), attributed to Leonhard Beck (printmaker)Accession no. WA2003.Douce.743
Artist: Albrecht AltdorferAccession no. WA1863.399
Date: 1550 - 1600
Artist: Anonymous ItalianAccession no. WA1918.104.22.168
Date: c. 1560
Artist: probably Flemish (goldsmith)Accession no. WA1947.191.159
Recto: Project for the decoration of a chapel
Verso: A pope blessing a kneeling figure, and a drapery study
Date: 1560 - 1590
Artist: follower of Giorgio VasariAccession no. WA1944.102.45
Date: 2nd half 16th centuryAccession no. EAX.3879
Date: c. 1560Accession no. EAX.3276
Date: c. 1530 - 1535
Artist: Alessandro Bonvicino, called Moretto da BresciaAccession no. WA1962.17.22
Artist: manner of Ni Zan, manner of Huang Gongwang, Qian GuAccession no. EA2012.185.i
Date: 1558 - 1561
Artist: Anthonis van den WijngaerdeAccession no. WA.Suth.L.4.10.2