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  • Francis Bacon, 'Turning Figure' circa 1959-62

    Francis Bacon
    Turning Figure circa 1959-62
    Pencil and oil on paper
    image: 339 x 263 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and a group of anoymous donors in memory of Mario Tazzoli 1998 Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002

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  • Marcel Dzama, 'Untitled' 2000

    Marcel Dzama
    Untitled 2000
    Ink and watercolour on paper
    350 x 280 mm
    Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the American Acquisitions Committee 2005, accessioned 2008 Marcel Dzama, courtesy of David Zwirner, New York

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  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 'Vulture II' circa 1912-13

    Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
    Vulture II circa 1912-13
    Drawing on paper
    support: 387 x 254 mm
    Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930

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  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 'Verso: Traces of Sketch of Bison' circa 1912-13

    Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
    Verso: Traces of Sketch of Bison circa 1912-13
    Drawing on paper
    support: 216 x 343 mm
    Presented by C. Frank Stoop through the Contemporary Art Society 1930

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  • Sir Stanley Spencer, 'Self-Portrait' 1913

    Sir Stanley Spencer
    Self-Portrait 1913
    Pen and ink and chalk on paper
    345 x 215 mm
    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2005 Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002

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  • Oskar Kokoschka, 'Houses of Parliament II' 1967

    Oskar Kokoschka
    Houses of Parliament II 1967
    Black crayon on paper
    support: 562 x 766 mm
    Presented by Mrs Olda Kokoschka, the artist's widow 1990 The estate of Oscar Kokoschka

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  • David Hockney, 'Study for 'Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy'' 1970

    David Hockney
    Study for 'Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy' 1970
    Drawing on paper
    support: 429 x 356 mm
    Presented by the artist 1972 David Hockney

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  • Pierre Bonnard, 'Preparatory Sketch for 'Coffee'' 1915

    Pierre Bonnard
    Preparatory Sketch for 'Coffee' 1915
    Pencil on paper
    unconfirmed: 96 x 137 mm
    Purchased 1992 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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Tate’s modern and contemporary British and international drawings cover a wide range of genres, aesthetics and styles, from the sketchbook drawings of Oskar Kokoschka to the serpentine forms of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, the visceral sketches of Francis Bacon and the absurd subjects of Marcel Dzama.

Prints and Drawings Rooms

The full range of modern and contemporary drawings in the collection can be surveyed in the Prints and Drawings Rooms.