Archive / Personal Papers

The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky ArchiveArchive 3Tate’s Archive ( is the leading repository for material relating primarily to the artistic life of the United Kingdom from 1900 onwards, including figures such as Marie-Louise von Motesiczky who came from elsewhere. In 2012 the Trustees presented to Tate Archive the artist’s family papers and photographs, and her personal library. This was followed in 2020 by her remaining papers, other documentary items and the great majority of her drawings and sketchbooks. In 2019 the gallery at Tate Britain dedicated to changing displays from their archive collection, was renamed in perpetuity as the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Archive Gallery, in recognition of the largest gift from a private trust to Tate Archives. 

The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Archive (TGA 20129) is catalogued online: Much of the material from her archive (subject to copyright permissions) has been photographed and the digitised images are available online: The drawings and sketchbooks are also available via this link:
The originals may be consulted through the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms at Tate Britain. 

Motesiczky's archive
A selection of material from Marie-Louise von Motesiczky’s archive in the Hyman Kreitman Reading Room at Tate Britain.

Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms
Tate Britain, Millbank
Email: readingrooms(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7887 8838
Details of the registration procedure for those wishing to consult Tate’s Archive can be found at:

All image requests for archival material are handled by Tate Images. Contact details are on their web page:

Copyright for anything authored by Marie-Louise, her mother Henriette von Motesiczky, and her brother Karl Motesiczky is vested in the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.