James Boswell

Sketchbook, inscribed ‘1952/53’ inside front cover


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
260 × 210 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1952–3

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, inscribed ‘1952/53’ inside front cover
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/46


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 259 × 200 mm

Page 1, blank
Page 2, four small studies of still life
Page 3, interior of a bar, inscribed 'El Vinos Abril 12'
Page 4, interior of bar with two men talking inscribed 'El Vinos Abril 12'
Page 4 back, corner view of a delicatessen shop
Page 5 back, St Paul's Cathedral
Page 6, view of St Paul's Cathedral inscribed 'St Paul's from Warwick Sq'
Page 7, back of building inscribed 'North of St Paul's'
Page 8, study of a church inscribed 'St Clement Danes'
Page 9, office interior 'American Express Haymarket'
Page 10, partial view of a corner building with Greek columns
Page 11, front, exterior of Ogden Smith's shop selling fishing tackle
Page 11, back and page 12, exterior of St James' Palace
Page 13, St James' Palace seen from the corner of Pall Mall
Page 14, entrance with lantern hanging over it
Page 15, busy street scene showing the corner of Old Compton Street and Frith Street in Soho
Page 16, close up of the entrance to a shop in Soho 'E Parmigianini'
Page 17, study of Brewer Street market
Page 18, study of the exterior of Dukes Hotel
Page 19, view through an open doorway showing a portrait, a chandelier and fire buckets
Page 20, partial view of a large salon
Page 21, hall and staircase in a grand house
Page 22, studies of a copy of a painting of a standing man and a running winged female
Page 23, young man sitting on a box seen from behind
Page 24, market seller inscribed 'Wentworth Street'
Page 25, man sitting on a bench
Page 26, street market inscribed 'Wentworth Street'
Page 27, studies of a crouching woman and a bus stop
Page 28, woman standing in front of a wall
Page 29, view of the Time/Life building inscribed 'Time/Life from Bruton St'
Page 30, man in a room with sewing materials and an iron
Page 31, two studies of a taxi
Page 32, bar Counter inscribed 'Chez Olwen'
Page 33, interior of a bar inscribed 'Au petit club français May 4'
Page 34, statue of a statesman in a Square
Page 35, Putney Bridge seen from a footpath inscribed 'Putney Bridge'
Page 36, study inscribed 'Putney Pier'
Page 37, river scene with boat and pier
Page 38, two figures in a rowing boat
Page 39, woman in an armchair
Pages 40-44, blank

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