James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘Roughs for Everest 1953’ on a label on the spine


In Tate Britain
Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘Roughs for Everest 1953’ on a label on the spine
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/56


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 255 x 202 mm

Page 1, man and woman in a ladies' dress shop and three studies of heads
Page 2, studies of stalls and kids
Page 3, studies of a boy and kids
Page 4, study of a girl wearing school uniform
Page 5, woman standing by a market stall
Page 6, 'Parliament Hill' landscape with park benches
Page 7, 'Southsea June 24', study of the seashore near the town
Page 8, 'Southsea June 24', coast with lighthouse
Page 9, 'Derby June 26', study of a figure in a warehouse
Page 10, 'Nottingham June 26', street with parked cars
Page 11, girl sitting on the floor writing or drawing
Page 12, 'Lime Grove Studio D Jul 17', study of the interior of a studio
Page 13, 'Lime Grove Studio D Jul 17', the same studio as on page 13, but viewed from a different angle
Page 14, landscape by the sea
Page 15, mountain
Page 16, front, a path up a mountain
Page 16, back, leafy design and notes (crossed out)
Page 17, mountain with route to the top traced
Page 18, railway station with footbridge
Page 19, 'York Minster', interior of a pub
Page 20, 'Leicester Square Sept 8'
Page 21, 'Trafalgar Square Sept 8'
Page 22, woman in an armchair with a cat on her lap
Page 23, head and shoulders of a woman
Page 24, head and shoulders of same woman as on page 23
Page 25, woman knitting in a room
Page 26, interior with woman sitting on a settee with a tea tray on a low table
Page 27, young woman with naked torso
Page 28, young woman with naked torso leaning forward
Page 29, blank

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