James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘East end - Cats 1953’ on the label on the spine and ‘1953’ inside front cover


In Tate Britain
Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘East end - Cats 1953’ on the label on the spine and ‘1953’ inside front cover
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/52


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 255 x 203 mm

Page 1, blank
Page 2, eight studies of football pitches
Page 3, studies of football grounds and goalkeepers
Page 4, six studies of a game of football
Page 5, six studies of beach scenes
Page 6, five studies of cats
Page 7, two cats
Page 8, street market barrow
Page 9, seated cat
Page 10, woman standing in a garden
Page 11, three seascapes with boats
Page 12, two studies of a landscape with semi-tropical vegetation and an elephant
Page 13, study of a seascape
Page 14, two studies of boats
Page 15, top: Sailing boats
Page 15, bottom: Group of naked women
Page 16, studies of a giraffe
Page 17, five studies of cats
Page 18, caricature of a large woman wearing a necklace made from a knife and fork
Page 19, 'Brick Lane' Study of a street with a railway bridge
Page 20, two barrows
Page 21, 'Barney's barrow and empty barrow'
Page 22, 'Fashion St'
Page 23, another study inscribed 'Fashion St'
Page 24, two African men standing by a clothes rack and a small study of a glass of lemon tea
Page 25, market sausage stall
Page 26, 'Old Montague St'
Page 27, shop front
Page 28, 'Shafchiks Brick Lane Apr 29', a study of the Vapour Baths
Page 29, 'Spitalfields Churchyard Apr 29,'
Page 30, 'Brushfield St Apr 29', a study of a lorry unloading crates
Page 31, studies of six children inscribed 'Mankowitz Children'
Page 32, 'Wolf Mankowitz'
Page 33, several portrait studies
Page 34, blank

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