James Boswell

Sketchbook with studies of the London blitz

1946

Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Date
1946
Dimensions
256 x 190 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1946

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Title
Sketchbook with studies of the London blitz
Date
1946
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
Reference
TGA 8224/21

Description

Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 256 x 190 mm

Page 1, three studies of figures in bombed landscapes
Page 2, top, study of monsters and a woman seated at the tea table
Page 2, centre, man and woman in front of a ruined building
Page 2, bottom, soldier with a gun approaching a wooden construction with a bull's head
Page 3, top, man approaching a woman who is standing outside a house
Page 3, centre, man fighting a wooden structure with a bull's head
Page 3, bottom, a man wrestling with a creature which has the body of an aeroplane
Page 4, top, creature with the body of an aeroplane flying over houses in a landscape
Page 4, centre, cell with several figures
Page 4, bottom, head of a ghost
Page 5, two men and two women wearing coats standing at a counter
Page 6, studies of men and women observed outdoors
Page 7, studies of men and women observed outdoors
Page 8, street scene with figures, inscribed 'James Street Camden Town'
Page 9, two women in outdoor clothes looking at something in the distance
Page 10, study of shop fronts, inscribed 'Chalk Farm Road (Camden Town)'
Pages 11-17, blank

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