With our British Folk Art exhibition in full swing, we decided to look at the portrayal of makers in Tate’s collection

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  • Helen Beatrix Potter, ''No More Twist'' circa 1902

    Helen Beatrix Potter
    'No More Twist' circa 1902
    Pen and ink and watercolour on paper
    support: 111 x 92 mm
    Presented by Capt. K.W.G. Duke RN 1946 Frederick Warne & Co. Limited

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  • John Frederick Lewis, 'An Interior' ?circa 1834

    John Frederick Lewis
    An Interior ?circa 1834
    Watercolour, gouache and gum arabic on paper
    support: 302 x 375 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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  • August Sander, 'Farming Couple Spinning' 1925-30

    August Sander
    Farming Couple Spinning 1925-30
    Gelatin silver print on paper
    image: 260 x 186 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010

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  • Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, '26. Never Leave Well Enough Alone' 1972

    Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
    26. Never Leave Well Enough Alone 1972
    Screenprint, lithograph and mixed media on paper
    support: 265 x 365 mm
    Presented by the artist 1972 The Estate of Eduardo Paolozzi

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  • Pierre Alechinsky, '[no title]' 1975-6

    Pierre Alechinsky
    [no title] 1975-6
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 691 x 510 mm
    Presented by the Asger Jorn Foundation 1978 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Eric Gill, 'Madonna and Child with Angel' 1916

    Eric Gill
    Madonna and Child with Angel 1916
    Relief print on paper
    image: 60 x 60 mm
    Transferred from the Library 1979

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  • David Gentleman, 'Ellen Keeley's Shop' 1972

    David Gentleman
    Ellen Keeley's Shop 1972
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 393 x 530 mm
    Presented by Curwen Studio 1977 David Gentleman

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  • John Hill, 'Interior of the Carpenter's Shop at Forty Hill, Enfield' ?exhibited 1813

    John Hill
    Interior of the Carpenter's Shop at Forty Hill, Enfield ?exhibited 1813
    Oil on canvas
    support: 470 x 688 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1983

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  • Mabel Nicholson, 'Family Group' circa 1911

    Mabel Nicholson
    Family Group circa 1911
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1695 x 1479 mm
    Presented by Timothy Nicholson 1991

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  • Julian Trevelyan, 'Etruria' 1976

    Julian Trevelyan
    Etruria 1976
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 352 x 476 mm
    Presented by Mrs Mary Trevelyan, the artist's widow 1989 The estate of Julian Trevelyan

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  • Eugène Carrière, 'Winding Wool' 1887

    Eugne Carrire
    Winding Wool 1887
    Oil on canvas
    frame: 876 x 995 x 130 mm support: 597 x 733 mm
    Presented by Mrs R.M. Dunlop 1927

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  • Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, 'Acetylene Welding' 1917

    Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson
    Acetylene Welding 1917
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 403 x 298 mm
    Presented by the Ministry of Information 1918

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From Helen Beatrix Potter’s delicate watercolour depiction of embroidery stitches to the exploration of industrial craft, we celebrate the act of creating by hand.

Explore art and craft in Tate’s collection