James Boswell

Sketchbook containing sketches of Scotland


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
256 × 200 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1942

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook containing sketches of Scotland
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/15


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 256 × 200 mm

Page 1, rectangle with lines
Page 2, landscape with house, huts and figures
Page 3, outline figures, bending and working among trees
Page 4, three figures behind a counter with a group of people waiting
Page 5, low buildings among trees
Page 6, low buildings among trees with telegraph poles
Page 7, outline of tree trunks
Page 8, huts viewed from higher ground with a large circular fountain in front
Page 9, soldiers having a hot drink in a canteen
Page 10, huts among trees beside a bridge
Page 11, study of trees and shrubs
Page 12, two houses in the country
Page 13, army dormitory showing three beds
Page 14, reception ward at a military hospital with two soldiers carrying a stretcher
Page 15, studies of three huts among trees
Page 16, army huts among fir trees
Page 17, vaulted structure with door and windows and three other brick structures
Page 18, two men working at desks in an office
Page 19, blank except for a blob of watercolour
Page 20, bus parked near a group of huts
Page 21, blank
Page 22, landscape with hills and mountain and a small house
Page 23, army lorry seen from the front driven by a man
Page 24, same lorry as on page 23, seen from the side and without a driver
Page 25, soldier seen from behind walking along a path towards a group of army huts
Page 26, army lorry seen from the side
Page 27, unfinished study of an army lorry
Page 28, convoy of army lorries on the road at night
Page 29, carpenters working outside an army hut
Page 30, entrance to a snack-bar
Page 31, two studies: the interior of a snack bar and market stalls
Page 32, unfinished street with a pub and market stalls
Page 33, left: standing man playing the accordion. The page has been turned upside down and there are several small studies of standing and seated figures and heads.
Page 34, four studies: exterior of building; woman standing outside building; man and woman facing each other; figure seen in profile
Page 35, newsagent's shop
Page 36, railway station
Page 37, town square with trees and a memorial
Page 38, five studies: sun shining on huts; standing figure by a table; man with a gun; bottle and two glasses on a table; couple seated at a table
Page 39, street scene with railway arches
Page 40, figures at a bus stop
Page 41, unfinished study of a building
Page 42, (sketch upside down) study of a pub with a decorative clock
Page 43, street scene with a church and figures
Page 44, seated woman with vase of flowers
Page 45, exterior of a house
Page 46, woman wearing a headscarf sitting at a table writing
Page 47, (with sketchbook turned upside down) street scene with two figures, a pram and a bicycle outside a pub; glued inside back cover, street scene with shops and stalls

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