James Boswell

Sketchbook containing post-war studies


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
255 × 186 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ [c.1950]

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook containing post-war studies
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/22


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 255 × 186 mm

Page 1, portrait head of a young man
Page 2, fat man holding his hat to his chest, standing in front of an open door
Page 3, man sitting in an arm chair
Page 4, three studies of the same man
Page 5, two standing female figures
Page 6, man sitting in an armchair in a photographer's studio
Page 7, several small studies of figures
Page 8, another view of the same studio as shown on page 6
Page 9, man standing by a window
Page 10, studies of a woman standing, leaning forward and two men, one seated and one standing
Page 11, sleeping cat and kitten
Page 12, six studies of a kitten
Page 13, three studies of a cat
Page 14, studies of diners and waiters in a restaurant
Page 15, group of men and one woman standing by a table of drinks
Page 16, four studies of men drinking
Page 17, two actors wearing oriental costume
Page 18, four studies of a comedian (possibly Norman Wisdom)
Page 19, two studies of a female performer wearing tights and a tunic
Page 20, four studies of performers
Page 21, top, female performer possibly skating
Page 21, bottom, two performers, possibly clowns
Page 22, two female performers standing next to each other
Page 23, four studies of Norman Wisdom wearing his cap, inscribed on the back 'Norman Wisdom La Pantomime'
Page 24, large man wearing pince-nez seated behind a desk with employees
Page 25, four women in a dressing room
Page 26, nude woman seen from behind, about to step into the sea
Page 27, blank

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