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  • Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Picture Book' 1967-71

    Henry Moore OM, CH
    Picture Book 1967-71
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 102 x 130 mm
    Presented by the artist 1975 The Henry Moore Foundation. This image must not be reproduced or altered without prior consent from the Henry Moore Foundation.

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  • Helen Beatrix Potter, 'The Mice at Work: Threading the Needle' circa 1902

    Helen Beatrix Potter
    The Mice at Work: Threading the Needle circa 1902
    Pen and ink and watercolour on paper
    support: 111 x 92 mm
    Presented by Capt. K.W.G. Duke RN 1946 Frederick Warne & Co. Limited

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  • Arthur Boyd Houghton, 'Mother and Children Reading' circa 1860

    Arthur Boyd Houghton
    Mother and Children Reading circa 1860
    Oil on canvas
    support: 305 x 248 mm
    Presented by Mrs E.C. Davis 1926

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  • Ramsay Richard Reinagle, 'A Boy Reading' circa 1795

    Ramsay Richard Reinagle
    A Boy Reading circa 1795
    Oil on canvas
    support: 766 x 641 mm
    Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs A.E. Pleydell-Bouverie through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968

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  • Philip Wilson Steer, 'Mrs Cyprian Williams and her Two Little Girls' 1891

    Philip Wilson Steer
    Mrs Cyprian Williams and her Two Little Girls 1891
    Oil on canvas
    support: 762 x 1022 mm
    Purchased with assistance from anonymous subscribers 1928 Tate

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  • John Constable, 'Maria Constable with Two of her Children. Verso: Copy after Teniers' circa 1820

    John Constable
    Maria Constable with Two of her Children. Verso: Copy after Teniers circa 1820
    Oil on mahogany
    support: 166 x 221 mm frame: 332 x 388 x 80 mm
    Purchased 1984

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  • Karel Appel, 'Questioning Children' 1949

    Karel Appel
    Questioning Children 1949
    Gouache on wood
    object: 873 x 598 x 158 mm frame: 1084 x 818 x 220 mm
    Presented by the artist 1986 Karel Appel Foundation

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  • Peter Blake, 'So Alice picked him up very gently' 1970

    Peter Blake
    So Alice picked him up very gently 1970
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 245 x 181 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Peter Blake 2002. All rights reserved, DACS

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  • George Dunlop Leslie, 'Kept in School' 1876

    George Dunlop Leslie
    Kept in School 1876
    Oil on canvas
    support: 952 x 635 mm frame: 1282 x 965 x 120 mm
    Presented by Sir William Agnew Bt 1904

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  • Fernand Léger, 'ABC' 1927

    Fernand Lger
    ABC 1927
    Gouache on paper
    support: 194 x 278 mm frame: 410 x 503 x 20 mm
    Presented by Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler 1974, accessioned 1994 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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From Henry Moore’s A Picture Book, to the iconic work of Helen Beatrix Potter, children and their enjoyment of books has been a subject explored imaginatively by many artists. In Pictures celebrates the subject with a selection of works to coincide with Children’s Book Week 2013.