Christmas 2014: Four seasonal artworks to hunt out

Surround yourself with the best art on display this Christmas

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The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch by Henry Raeburn - National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Save your blushes on the public rink and gaze on the calm, purposeful 18th-century Presbyterian minister skating serenely over a Loch.

Snow Storm and Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth by JMW Turner Tate Britain, London

Lose yourself in the swirls and streaks of Turner’s tempestuous masterpiece, a highlight of the Late Turner exhibition.

Mrs Autumn and her Two Daughters by Sigmar Polke Tate Modern, London

Ignore the title: this huge canvas in the Polke retrospective is wintry in the extreme.

Sami with Reindeer Under the Midnight Sun by Peder Balke National Gallery, London

Many of the paintings of this 19th-century Norwegian are chilly, but none more so than this landscape of the far-northern region of Finnmark. Don’t expect any jolly red noses to brighten things up: this frost bites.

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