Copyright ‘orphan works’

Tate believes that illustrating such orphan works online is one of the best ways to discover copyright holders

Hélio Oiticica, ‘Metaesquema’ 1958
Hélio Oiticica
Metaesquema 1958
Tate
© Projeto Hélio Oiticica

Tate is committed to obtaining consent from copyright holders for content to be published. Sometimes, despite carrying out due diligence in trying to trace rights holders, their identity or location remains unknown. This results in so-called ‘orphan works’. Tate believes that illustrating such orphan works online is one of the best ways to discover copyright holders. If you have contact details of copyright holders for the following artists, please email copyright@tate.org.uk:

Tate collection

Arnold Auerbach, 1898-1978
Eugène Berman, 1899-1972
Simon Bussy, 1870–1954
Claude Cahun, 1894–1954
Katherine Cameron, 1874-1965
Georg Ehrlich, 1897–1966
Charles Ginner, 1878–1952
Cuthbert Hamilton, 1885-1959
Sir Gerald Kelly, 1879-1972
Edwin La Dell, 1914-1970
Maurice Lambert, 1901–1964
Arnold Mason, 1885–1963
Reuben Mednikoff, 1906–1975
Howard Mehring, born 1931
Ivor Roberts-Jones, 1916-1996
Franz Roh, 1890–1965
Scottie Wilson, 1889–1972
Edwin Whitney-Smith, 1880-1952

Tate Archive collection

The papers of Anita Bartle

TGA 969

Unknown

The personal papers of Nigel Graeme Henderson (1917–1985)

TGA 9211

Unknown

Photographs including unknown artworks

Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture records comprising photographs and notes compiled by the sculptor

TGA 7247

Foresees, dates unknown

Morgan Wells, dates unknown

Rodney Wright-Watson, dates unknown

Unknown