James Boswell

Sketchbook containing post-war studies


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
255 × 183 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 8224/23


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 255 × 183 mm

Page 1, blank
Page 2, blank
Page 3, courtyard outside the back of two houses
Page 4, back of a house with boxes stacked in a courtyard
Page 5, detail of wrought iron arm rest of a park bench
Page 6, standing man wearing underpants
Page 7, study of a young man wearing underpants, similar to page 6
Page 8, top, motor launch with notes on colours
Page 8, bottom, detail of prow
Page 9, study of a motor launch and small studies of a mast and a still life with bowl of fruit and glass on a table
Page 10, studies of two rowing boats and a fishing trawler
Page 11, abstract composition
Page 12, two abstract studies
Page 13, abstract study
Page 14, studies of a car and driver, a row of four heads at a counter and a standing woman
Page 15, seated man wearing underpants
Page 16, seated man similar to page 15
Page 17, a woman and two men drawing in an art class
Page 18, man with beard standing in front of an easel
Page 19, figure lying on its stomach with legs in the air
Page 20, three studies of arrows of different shapes and sizes
Page 21, four caricature heads of a man and a woman possibly inside and outside a café
Pages 22-26, blank

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