Winter officially starts this weekend in the Northern hemisphere. See how artists have captured past winters

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  • Norbert Goeneutte, 'The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow' 1876

    Norbert Goeneutte
    The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow 1876
    Oil on canvas
    frame: 750 x 610 x 100 mm support: 600 x 733 mm
    Purchased 1930

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  • Lucien Pissarro, 'Ivy Cottage, Coldharbour: Sun and Snow' 1916

    Lucien Pissarro
    Ivy Cottage, Coldharbour: Sun and Snow 1916
    Oil paint on canvas
    support: 530 x 644 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1943 Tate

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  • Antoine Villard, 'Circuit Railway at Grenelle' 1922

    Antoine Villard
    Circuit Railway at Grenelle 1922
    Oil on canvas
    support: 921 x 730 mm frame: 1027 x 836 x 61 mm
    Presented by Miss J.M.A. Workman 1923

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  • Stephen Bone, 'Stockholm in Winter' 1928

    Stephen Bone
    Stockholm in Winter 1928
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1020 x 1270 mm
    Purchased 1997 The estate of Stephen Bone

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  • Dame Barbara Hepworth, 'Winter Solstice' 1970

    Dame Barbara Hepworth
    Winter Solstice 1970
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 774 x 585 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Bowness, Hepworth Estate

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  • Sir William Nicholson, 'Harbour in Snow, La Rochelle' 1938

    Sir William Nicholson
    Harbour in Snow, La Rochelle 1938
    Oil on canvas
    support: 353 x 454 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1983 The estate of Sir William Nicholson

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  • Charles Ginner, 'Claverton Street: Snow in Pimlico' 1939

    Charles Ginner
    Claverton Street: Snow in Pimlico 1939
    Oil paint on canvas
    support: 406 x 356 mm
    Purchased 1941 Tate

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  • Ruskin Spear, 'Snow Scene' 1946

    Ruskin Spear
    Snow Scene 1946
    Oil on board
    support: 451 x 629 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1947 Tate

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  • Alfred Manessier, '-12°' 1956

    Alfred Manessier
    -12 1956
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1143 x 1460 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1959 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Peter Brook, 'DECEMBER Sheep Coming In' 1976-7

    Peter Brook
    DECEMBER Sheep Coming In 1976-7
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 511 x 711 mm
    Presented by Curwen Studio 1978 The estate of Peter Brook

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  • Philip Greenwood, 'Snow Night' 1974

    Philip Greenwood
    Snow Night 1974
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 448 x 559 mm
    Presented by Christie's Contemporary Art through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Philip Greenwood

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  • Peter Doig, 'Ski Hill' 1997

    Peter Doig
    Ski Hill 1997
    Etching on paper
    image: 275 x 400 mm
    Presented by the artist and Charles Booth-Clibborn 1998 Peter Doig

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

    David Leverett
    Winter (trial proof) 1972
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 620 x 620 mm
    Presented by Clarendon Graphics through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 David Leverett

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It’s quite some time since the great Tate flood and even longer since the Thames last froze – but that shouldn’t stop us celebrating the picturesque side of winter. Tate’s collection can always guarantee a white Christmas!

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