James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘1954’ erased and ‘1953’ written inside the front cover


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
260 × 206 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1953–4

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘1954’ erased and ‘1953’ written inside the front cover
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/54


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 260 × 206 mm

Page 1, blank
Page 2, caricature of a doctor listening to the heart of a patient
Page 3, couple standing by the sea at dusk
Page 4, landscape with electricity pylons
Page 5, 'Edgware Road', study of a street scene
Page 6, woman seated in a winged armchair
Page 7, two studies; two figures standing by a market stall, and a house with trees
Page 8, beach scene with deck chairs
Page 9, notes on measurements
Page 10, notes and measurements
Page 11, notes and instructions
Page 12, street scene viewed from behind a fence
Page 13, 'Louis at Berlemonts Sept 26', waiter standing by a restaurant table
Page 14, two seated women looking at a book
Page 15, seaside landscape
Page 16, woman seated by a low table playing a game of patience
Page 17, study of eight cats
Page 18, nine cats and two dogs
Page 19, seven studies of cats
Page 20, portrait of a cat drawn to look like a man with a moustache and a pointed beard
Page 21, triptych showing cats playing with a ball of wool
Page 22, back, seated man
Page 23, cityscape with notes on colours
Page 24, a road or river seen from a high vantage point

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