James BoswellMan in an Interior 1949

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Artist
James Boswell (1906‑1971)
Title
Man in an Interior
Date 1949
MediumInk and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 441 x 298 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow 1977
Reference
T02254
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02254 MAN IN AN INTERIOR 1949

Inscribed ‘Geroldswil. Aug. 1949/James Boswell’
Ink and watercolour on paper, 17 3/8 × 11 3/4 (44 × 29.7)
Presented by Ruth Boswell 1977

This drawing was made by Boswell while on holiday with his wife Betty and their daughter Sally in Switzerland in 1949. The man shown in the drawing is Fritz Reiss, who had married a girl, Rösly, that the Boswells had met while staying in Lugano in 1947. After the Reiss's marriage in 1949 they moved to Fritz Reiss's family house in Geroldswil, a small town near Zurich, and it was here that the Boswells were invited to stay. Betty Boswell told the compiler that he had been a very shy man, that he had collected stamps, and had died in about 1967… (read more)

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