Do you hear about Valentine’s Day and are reminded ‘oh yes, we’re in love’? Try out our tour of artworks to see at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, where the ups and downs of being in duo are laid bare 

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  • Sir David Wilkie, 'The Village Holiday' 1809-11

    Sir David Wilkie
    The Village Holiday 1809-11
    Oil on canvas
    support: 940 x 1276 mm
    Purchased 1824

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  • George Elgar Hicks, 'Woman's Mission: Companion of Manhood' 1863

    George Elgar Hicks
    Woman's Mission: Companion of Manhood 1863
    Oil on canvas
    support: 762 x 641 mm frame: 851 x 727 x 70 mm
    Presented by David Barclay 1960

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  • Sir William Quiller Orchardson, 'The First Cloud' 1887

    Sir William Quiller Orchardson
    The First Cloud 1887
    Oil on canvas
    support: 832 x 1213 mm
    Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894

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  • Sir Jacob Epstein, 'Jacob and the Angel' 1940-1

    Sir Jacob Epstein
    Jacob and the Angel 1940-1
    Alabaster
    unconfirmed: 2140 x 1100 x 920 mm, 2500 kg
    Purchased with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and the Henry Moore Foundation 1996 The estate of Sir Jacob Epstein

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  • Dame Barbara Hepworth, 'Three Forms' 1935

    Dame Barbara Hepworth
    Three Forms 1935
    Serravezza marble
    object: 210 x 532 x 343 mm, 23 kg
    Presented by Mr and Mrs J.R. Marcus Brumwell 1964 Bowness, Hepworth Estate

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  • David Hockney, 'Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy' 1970-1

    David Hockney
    Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970-1
    Acrylic on canvas
    support: 2134 x 3048 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1971 David Hockney

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  • Man Ray, 'Cadeau' 1921, editioned replica 1972

    Man Ray
    Cadeau 1921, editioned replica 1972
    Iron and nails
    object: 178 x 94 x 126 mm
    Presented by the Tate Collectors Forum 2002 Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Christian Schad, 'Self-Portrait' 1927

    Christian Schad
    Self-Portrait 1927
    Oil on wood
    support: 760 x 620 mm frame: 1040 x 910 x 92 mm
    Lent from a private collection 1994 Christian Schad Stiftung Aschaffenburg/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2002

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  • Daniel Spoerri, 'Prose Poems' 1959-60

    Daniel Spoerri
    Prose Poems 1959-60
    Mixed media on wood
    unconfirmed: 690 x 542 x 361 mm
    Purchased 1982 DACS, 2002

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  • Pablo Picasso, 'Nude Woman with Necklace' 1968

    Pablo Picasso
    Nude Woman with Necklace 1968
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1135 x 1617 mm frame: 1181 x 1663 x 62 mm
    Purchased 1983 Succession Picasso/DACS 2002

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1. The Village Holiday 1809-11, Sir David Wilkie. Room: 1810 at Tate Britain

Outside a pub, a man can’t decide between going home to his wife or staying to drink with his friends. Oh, how things have changed.

2. Woman’s Mission: Companion of Manhood 1863, George Elgar Hicks. Room: 1840 at Tate Britain

Upon news of death, a woman comforts her husband in his grief.

3. The First Cloud 1887, Sir William Quiller Orchardson. Room: 1840 at Tate Britain

You’ve been there, done that, got the T-shirt and now wear it to do DIY. Arguments happen.

4. Three Forms 1935, Dame Barbara Hepworth. Room: 1930 at Tate Britain

When two become three.

5. Jacob and the Angel 1940-1, Sir Jacob Epstein. Room: 1940 at Tate Britain

In a blessing for facing a struggle, an angel supports Jacob. It’s nice to know when someone’s got your back.

6. Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970-1, David Hockney. Room: 1960 at Tate Britain

‘Mr and Mrs Clark’ are the British fashion designers Ozzie Clark and Celia Birtwell. When Ozzie and Celia married in 1969, Hockney was their best man.

7. Cadeau 1921, editioned replica 1972, Man Ray. Room: Surrealism and Beyond (Room 2) at Tate Modern

Sometimes, domesticity can get a bit much.

8. Self-Portrait 1927, Christian Schad. Room: Realisms (Room 10) at Tate Modern

Heavy symbolism means things are anything but plain sailing here.

9. Prose Poems 1959-60, Daniel Spoerri. Room: Elements of Chance (Room 4) at Tate Modern

The aftermath of the last romantic meal at home you had together.

10. Nude Woman with Necklace 1968, Pablo Picasso. Room: The Reclining Nude (Room 7) at Tate Modern

Picasso said ‘It’s all there, I try to do a nude as it is.’ Intimacy means seening it all.