Drawings 3Drawings by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

This body of work from the artist’s estate comprises some 2,057 compositions, including those to be found within more than 100 sketchbooks. The drawings were made in a variety of media: graphite, chalk, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, felt-tip and ballpoint pen. Many of them were done preparatory to her paintings but very few were signed and dated. Almost all the drawings from the estate fall within the period after the Second World War when the artist was living in England, where she and her mother arrived in 1939. Drawings and sketchbooks related to some of the paintings now owned by public collections have been given to the museums concerned, but the great majority of them form part of Tate’s Archive collection.

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