T03463 CAFÉ, KENTISH TOWN 1947
Inks and gouache on paper 15 1/8 × 20 3/4 (396 × 530)
Presented by Ruth Boswell 1982
The following entry is based on a letter received from Sally Shuel on 19 June 1986, containing answers to the compiler's questions put to Betty Boswell on his behalf, and on conversations with Sally Shuel and Betty Boswell on 19 June 1986 and 26 June 1986 respectively.
This work was made in connection with the poster which Boswell produced for the film ‘It Always Rains on Sundays’ (repr.in col., Projecting Britain, BFI, 1982, p.19), released in 1947. The Tate's drawing was executed either in 1947 or shortly before. It was the first of a series of commissions from Ealing Studios which included posters for ‘The Blue Lamp’, 1950, ‘Pool of London’, 1951, and ‘The Gentle Gunman’, 1952 (repr. in col., Projecting Britain, pp.20–2). Whether S…