James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘1953/4’ on the inside cover


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
260 × 204 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1953–4

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘1953/4’ on the inside cover
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/58


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 260 × 204 mm

Page 1, blank
Page 2, seaside scene and several small studies of heads
Page 3, long table on wheels on a beach
Page 4, incomplete seaside study
Page 5, seaside landscape with debris on beach
Page 6, seaside landscape with hut and buildings in the background including a lighthouse
Page 7, seaside landscape with lighthouse in the distance
Page 8, landscape with river
Page 9, landscape with huts on desolate land near the sea
Page 10, standing woman seen from behind
Page 11, 'Siege of Sidney St', soldiers and policemen in the street with officials
Page 12, another study of the Siege of Sidney Street
Page 13, four people waiting in a bus shelter
Page 14, interior of a pub
Page 15, pier with the sea at its base
Page 16, man sitting on a bench with a dog
Page 17, seated man smoking a pipe
Page 18, study of a seated man and study of a standing man
Page 19, study of a man holding a glass of champagne
Page 20, two figures on a towpath
Page 21, woman sitting at a table in the open air
Page 22, large building with Tower
Page 23, townscape with river wall and bridge
Page 24, townscape viewed across a river
Page 25, city Street with lots of notes by the artist
Page 26, 'Inverness St Camden Town', study of street market
Page 27, 'Cobden', study of a statue of Cobden
Page 28, 'St James' Square'
Page 29, study of an equestrian statue
Page 30, dance hall with figures dressed in nineteenth-century costume
Page 31, outline of a standing figure seen from behind
Page 32, man sitting on a settee
Page 33, an army jacket hanging on a pole
Page 34, pub scene with four men and a woman
Page 35, blank
Page 36, 'Hampstead Heath'
Pages 37-38, blank

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