This Sunday is the September equinox, where the sun spends an equal amount of time above and below the earth’s horizon. Autumn arrives in the northern hemishpere and south of the equator, spring is arriving. In pictures pays homage to the equinox with a selection of works from the Tate collection

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  • David Leverett, 'Equinox (trial proof)' 1972

    David Leverett
    Equinox (trial proof) 1972
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 707 x 713 mm
    Presented by Clarendon Graphics through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 David Leverett

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  • Marie-Louise Von Motesiczky, 'From Night into Day' 1975

    Marie-Louise Von Motesiczky
    From Night into Day 1975
    Oil on canvas
    support: 838 x 1166 mm
    Purchased 1986 The estate of Marie-Louise Von Motesiczky

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  • Brice Marden, '[no title]' 1971

    Brice Marden
    [no title] 1971
    Etching and aquatint on paper
    image: 550 x 272 mm
    Purchased 1993 ARS, NY and DACS, London 2002

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  • Herbert Bayer, 'The Four Seasons' 1969

    Herbert Bayer
    The Four Seasons 1969
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 445 x 448 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 DACS, 2002

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  • Dame Barbara Hepworth, 'Sun Setting' 1971

    Dame Barbara Hepworth
    Sun Setting 1971
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 756 x 545 mm
    Presented by Curwen Studio through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Bowness, Hepworth Estate

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  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'Sunset' ?circa 1830-5

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    Sunset ?circa 1830-5
    Oil on canvas
    support: 667 x 819 mm frame: 905 x 1067 x 120 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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  • Frederick Cayley Robinson, 'Pastoral' 1923-4

    Frederick Cayley Robinson
    Pastoral 1923-4
    Oil on canvas
    support: 903 x 1164 mm frame: 1300 x 1575 x 105 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1924

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  • Roy Lichtenstein, 'Moonscape' 1965

    Roy Lichtenstein
    Moonscape 1965
    Screenprint on plastic
    unconfirmed: 508 x 610 mm
    Presented by the Museum of Modern Art, New York 1976 Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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  • John Linnell, 'Harvest Moon' 1858

    John Linnell
    Harvest Moon 1858
    Oil on wood
    support: 378 x 460 mm frame: 580 x 660 x 70 mm
    Bequeathed by Mrs E.J. Thwaites 1955

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  • Salvador Dalí, 'Forgotten Horizon' 1936

    Salvador Dal
    Forgotten Horizon 1936
    Oil on wood
    support: 222 x 267 mm frame: 344 x 389 x 60 mm
    Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs A.E. Pleydell-Bouverie through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968 Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002

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