With soaring temperatures and school holidays fast approaching (yippee!), celebrate the summer with a selection of sizzling artworks from Tate’s collection

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  • Peter Blake, '`The Meeting' or `Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney'' 1981-3

    Peter Blake
    `The Meeting' or `Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney' 1981-3
    Oil on canvas
    support: 992 x 1244 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery out of funds bequeathed by Miss Helen Arbuthnot 1983 Peter Blake 2002. All rights reserved, DACS

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  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'Bolton Abbey; Colour Study' circa 1825-30

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    Bolton Abbey; Colour Study circa 1825-30
    Watercolour on paper
    support: 390 x 501 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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  • Alex Katz, 'Penobscot' 1999

    Alex Katz
    Penobscot 1999
    Oil on board
    support: 229 x 305 x 4 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Alex Katz

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  • Henri Matisse, 'Reading Woman with Parasol' 1921

    Henri Matisse
    Reading Woman with Parasol 1921
    Oil on canvas
    support: 508 x 616 mm frame: 682 x 793 x 80 mm
    Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1938 Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2002

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  • John Constable, 'Flatford Mill ('Scene on a Navigable River')' 1816-17

    John Constable
    Flatford Mill ('Scene on a Navigable River') 1816-17
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1016 x 1270 mm frame: 1331 x 1583 x 162 mm
    Bequeathed by Miss Isabel Constable as the gift of Maria Louisa, Isabel and Lionel Bicknell Constable 1888

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  • Philip Wilson Steer, 'Girls Running, Walberswick Pier' 1888-94

    Philip Wilson Steer
    Girls Running, Walberswick Pier 1888-94
    Oil on canvas
    support: 629 x 927 mm frame: 860 x 1160 x 95 mm
    Presented by Lady Augustus Daniel 1951 Tate

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  • David Hockney, 'A Bigger Splash' 1967

    David Hockney
    A Bigger Splash 1967
    Acrylic on canvas
    support: 2425 x 2439 x 30 mm
    Purchased 1981 David Hockney 2010

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  • John Singer Sargent, 'San Vigilio, Lago di Garda' circa 1913

    John Singer Sargent
    San Vigilio, Lago di Garda circa 1913
    Watercolour on paper
    support: 362 x 533 mm
    Presented by Lord Duveen 1919

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  • Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Feet on Holiday II' 1979

    Henry Moore OM, CH
    Feet on Holiday II 1979
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 215 x 255 mm
    Presented by the Henry Moore Foundation 1982 The Henry Moore Foundation. This image must not be reproduced or altered without prior consent from the Henry Moore Foundation.

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  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 'Bathers at Moritzburg' 1909/26

    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Bathers at Moritzburg 1909/26
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1511 x 1997 mm frame: 1760 x 2262 x 71 mm
    Purchased 1980

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Soaking up the sunshine on the beach, relaxing in the cool shade of a tree, picnics, icecreams and playing outside…what does summertime mean to you? Find your perfect summer picture.