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Tate Images licenses rights-managed photography, created by Tate's Photographic department, of artwork in Tate's collection, of items in Tate Archives, of shots of all four Tate galleries and of images of installations and displays.

You can search Tateís artwork collection here on Tateís Art & Archive page . Links are provided underneath all collection and archive items back to Tate Images to order or license the images.

Our team of efficient, professional and knowledgeable staff can help licence images for any type of request, whether a Journal article or an international marketing campaign. We have an in-depth knowledge of the Tate collection and can point you in the right direction to find that ideal image.

Website offers the ability to search, license, purchase and download a selection of high-resolution images 24/7. Please Register or Sign In to operate the Shopping Trolley and Checkout Process. Only images with a Shopping Trolley icon can be purchased on-line, however, we have access to more high-resolution digital files off-line so please check with us if you cannot find what you would like. Contact Us


High-resolution digital image are 300dpi, RGB, 8 bit, compressed jpgs with the longest edge being upto 30cm and are large enough to reproduce at least up to A4. Exact file sizes for those images with high-resolution digital images accessible on-line can be seen on the Preview page. If your project requires tiff files please contact us for advice.


All images are delivered either via our secure on-line facility at or via a third party file sharing service, such as WeTransfer. We do not supply images on transparency.


Tate Images Licenses cover the one-time and non-exclusive use of a Tate photograph within a named project or within a single edition of a publication (defined by an ISBN number). Licenses are limited to either a print run or a time period, depending on which is more relevant. All our Licenses are supported by our Terms & Conditions.

Artist Representation

Tate Images also acts as a Copyright Agent. Currently we represent the estates of Sir Jacob Epstein, Naum Gabo and Nigel Henderson. We also represent a selection of photography collections held within Tate Archive, notably those of Gemma Levine, Vanessa Bell and John Piper.

If you would like to be represented by Tate Images please Contact Us for further details.

Artistic Copyright

Tate Images is a specialist art collection and a number of our artworks are still in copyright, as an artwork remains the intellectual property of the artist and/or the artist's estate for 70 years after the artist's death. This means permission to use the artwork must be obtained from the copyright owner as well as from Tate, and that an additional fee may be charged. We will always inform you when an artwork needs additional permission and where possibly, provide you with the contact details to seek clearance.



We charge reproduction fees for the use of Tate photography. These fees can be calculated on-line for Academic, Editorial, Exhibitions, Product and Promotional usages. Please Register or Sign in, navigate to the Home page, either search for your image here or click-on one of the main home-page 'changing' images, then select the £ Calculate Price icon underneath the Preview image to open the Pricing Calculator.

Any usage not covered by the Pricing Calculator and for Advertisement please Contact Us.

For further help with the Pricing Calculator and for usage definitions please visit our Help page.

New Digital Photography

When no high-resolution digital photography is available we may have to order New Photography. Depending on the item in question this can take up to 8 weeks to process. Please see Quality above for sizes. New Photography costs are as follows:

£15.00 for Scanning of an item from Tate Archive,
£50.00 for images of prints and drawings,
£70.00 for images of oils/2D artworks (and sculptures if on display and they can be photographed in situ)
£90.00 for images of sculptures/3D artworks not on display.
Larger artworks may be charged a higher fee depending on the amount of work involved, please Contact Us for costs.


When you do not know what size the image will be reproduced at, or what the final print run of your publication will be and you need a high-resolution image we are happy to supply you with one at a cost of £50 + VAT per image. If the image is then reproduced and the reproduction fee is more than the Supply Fee, we will deduct the Supply Fee from the Reproduction Fee. Supply Fees are not refundable on images that are not reproduced.


Tate also owns Artistic Copyright either to individual artworks in the collection (for example Francis Baconís 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion'), or to artists estates such as Cecil Collins. Where Tate owns Artistic Copyright we charge an additional Copyright Fee which is calculated based upon how the image is used.