Art and food: one nourishes the body, the other the mind and soul…we have put together a bite-sized selection of food-themed artworks for your delectation

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  • Auguste Renoir, 'Peaches and Almonds' 1901

    Auguste Renoir
    Peaches and Almonds 1901
    Oil on canvas
    support: 311 x 413 mm frame: 477 x 580 x 70 mm
    Bequeathed by Mrs A.F. Kessler 1983

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  • Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, '11. Improved Beans' 1972

    Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
    11. Improved Beans 1972
    Screenprint, lithograph and mixed media on paper
    support: 264 x 373 mm
    Presented by the artist 1972 The Estate of Eduardo Paolozzi

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  • Sir Nathaniel Bacon, 'Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit' circa 1620-5

    Sir Nathaniel Bacon
    Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit circa 1620-5
    Oil on canvas
    unconfirmed: 1510 x 2475 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund 1995

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  • Sarah Lucas, 'Self Portrait with Fried Eggs' 1996

    Sarah Lucas
    Self Portrait with Fried Eggs 1996
    Inkjet print on paper
    image: 745 x 514 mm support: 760 x 565 mm frame: 910 x 650 x 33 mm
    Purchased 2001 Sarah Lucas

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  • Marcel Broodthaers, 'Casserole and Closed Mussels' 1964

    Marcel Broodthaers
    Casserole and Closed Mussels 1964
    Mussel shells, pigment and polyester resin in painted iron pot
    object: 305 x 279 x 248 mm
    Purchased 1975 DACS, 2002

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  • Patrick Caulfield, 'Three Sausages' 1978

    Patrick Caulfield
    Three Sausages 1978
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 533 x 711 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater 1978 Patrick Caulfield. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002

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  • Edward Burra, 'The Snack Bar' 1930

    Edward Burra
    The Snack Bar 1930
    Oil on canvas
    support: 762 x 559 mm frame: 907 x 705 x 54 mm
    Purchased 1980 The estate of Edward Burra, courtesy Lefevre Fine Art, London

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  • Charles Collins, 'Lobster on a Delft Dish' 1738

    Charles Collins
    Lobster on a Delft Dish 1738
    Oil on canvas
    support: 705 x 910 mm
    Purchased 1981

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  • Damien Hirst, 'Steak and Kidney' 1999

    Damien Hirst
    Steak and Kidney 1999
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 1518 x 804 mm frame: 1647 x 1130 x 36 mm
    Presented by Charles Booth-Clibborn to mark the opening of Tate Modern and Tate Britain 1999 Damien Hirst

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  • Humphrey Jennings, 'Swiss Roll' 1939

    Humphrey Jennings
    Swiss Roll 1939
    Oil on canvas laid on board
    support: 352 x 445 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Elephant Trust 1981 DACS, 2002

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  • James Tissot, 'Holyday' circa 1876

    James Tissot
    Holyday circa 1876
    Oil on canvas
    support: 762 x 994 x 20 mm frame: 925 x 1185 x 95 mm
    Purchased 1928

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  • Claes Oldenburg, 'Pizza Pie' 1964

    Claes Oldenburg
    Pizza Pie 1964
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 438 x 560 mm
    Purchased 1989 Claes Oldenburg

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Whether picnics, peaches piled on plates or pizza pie tickle your taste buds, gorge yourself on second (and third) helpings from Tate’s collection.