James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘Bucharest 1953’ on the label on the spine and ‘1953?’ inside front cover


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
255 × 203 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ [c.1953]

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘Bucharest 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 8224/53


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

Page 1, 'Bulevardul 1848 Bucharest Nov 4th', street scene
Page 2, 'Piata Republicii Bucharest', study of the city Square
Page 3, 'Piata Amzei Nov 5', street scene with group of people
Page 4, woman behind a counter serving six men
Page 5, outdoor scene with figures on both sides of a long counter
Page 6, 'Piata Amzei Bucharest Nov 5'
Page 7, another study of 'Piata Amzei Nov 5'
Page 8, three studies, two of a manual worker and one of a woman with long plaits
Page 9, church and churchyard inscribed 'Bucharest Nov 5'
Page 10, man walking along a street inscribed 'Bucharest Nov 5'
Page 11, 'Str Academiei Bucharest Nov 6/7', street scene
Page 12, 'Boulevardul Republicei Bucharest Nov 62', cityscape with equestrian statue
Page 13, 'Bulevardul 1848 Bucharest Nov 6', street scene with trams
Page 14, 'Bulevardul 1848 Bucharest', street scene with figures and a church
Page 15, 'Opera de Stat Bucharest Nov 6', study of a decorated stand with seated figures
Page 16, figures sitting in a theatre listening to a man speaking from a podium
Page 17, group of people standing in a foyer
Page 18, 'Interval', two groups of people waiting in a foyer
Page 19, two men sitting in a bar
Page 20, 'Piata Republicai Bucharest Nov 7', crowd of people in a square with stands and flags
Page 21, 'Piata Staline', study of people on a balcony watching a display
Page 22, 'Piata Staline Nov 7', study of a military parade
Page 23, 'La Rosa Nov 7', seated man talking to a woman
Page 24, 'Ram Karran', study of a man seen in profile
Page 25, 'Royal Palace Art Gallery Nov 8'
Page 26, 'Piata 6 Martie Bucharest', study of a market in a square with a church
Page 27, street scene with stairs leading to a higher level inscribed 'Bucharest Nov 9'
Page 28, 'Palatul Republicei Nov 9', study of buildings
Page 29, entrance to a factory
Page 30, 'Lake Snagor Nov 9', lake with small pier and a rowing boat
Page 31, 'Piata Amzei Nov 11', study of figures outside a fruit warehouse
Page 32, 'Chimney sweeps Piata Amzei Nov 11', study of four sweeps
Page 33, 'Rojo', several studies of women
Page 34, study of rooftops
Page 35, 'Nr Poiana Nov 15', study of a house with trees and mountains in the background
Page 36, 'Orasul Stalin Nov 16', street scene viewed from a high vantage point
Page 37, 'Rojo', study of a seated woman
Page 38, four muskets
Pages 39-47, blank

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