This is a full list of all of the artists represented in the online collection. Using this list will provide the best search results, particularly since names that include diacritical marks (e.g., “Paul Cézanne,” “Lázló Moholy-Nagy,” “Hiroshige Andô”) do not currently return results if they are typed with base characters (e.g., “e” for “é,” or “a” for “á”).

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The museum has great collection strength beginning in the 19th century, with areas of concentration in earlier periods. Note: the “Search the Collection” box at top does not currently return results for dates as search terms. The ranges here will return records with overlapping dates (e.g., “1930–1940” will return “1937,” “c. 1936–1970”).


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Want to learn more about particular areas of collection strength? These are a sample of thematic groupings selected by the curators to highlight meaningful connections between works. We’ll continue to add to these over time.


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Nikki Bell Ben Langlands

The British Museum


J. Chapin T. Smith

Washington Raising the British Flag at Fort Duquesne

c. 1859

Onchi Kôshirô Nakajima Jûtarô

In Front of the British Embassy


unknown British

Carved Bench or stall End; foliage at top

16th century

unknown British

Ariadne reclining on a panther

19th century

unknown British


c. 1760

unknown British

The Repeal, or the Funeral of Miss Ame-Stamp


unknown British


18th century

unknown British


c. 1780-1820

unknown British

Portrait of a man in armor looking right

c. 1700

unknown British


c. 1780

unknown British

"Tea Table" Candlestick

c. 1750
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