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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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.