James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘Beg Meil’ on the spine


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
260 × 200 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1955

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘Beg Meil’ on the spine
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/59


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 260 × 200 mm

Page 1, '1955'
Page 2, seascape with rocky shore and two standing figures
Page 3, family group on a beach
Page 4, four children in bathing suits
Page 5, three children in bathing suits and hats
Page 6, landscape with shrubs and the sea in the distance
Page 7, figures on a beach
Page 8, seated and standing figures on a beach and in the sea
Page 9, beach scene with children playing
Page 10, top, beach scene with figures lying on the sand
Page 10, bottom, studies of a girl putting her shoes on, a man buttoning the back of a girl's dress and a man walking with a stick
Page 11, beach scene with a woman sitting under a parasol
Page 12, studies of four standing women, one holding a child by the hand
Page 13, people sitting and lying on a beach
Page 14, group of figures by the sea
Page 15, beach scene with figures
Page 16, beach scene with seated and standing figures, parasol and boat
Page 17, studies of figures in bathing suits
Page 18, crowded beach scene
Page 19, head and torso of young woman
Page 20, beach scene with figures in bathing suits
Page 21, woman lying on her back on a beach
Page 22, studies of a man, women and children on a beach
Page 23, beach scene with rocks
Page 24, studies of children on a beach
Page 25, children playing on a climbing frame
Page 26, woman sitting on the ground with her arms round her knees
Page 27, beach scene on a cold day
Page 28, several studies of women and children lying on a beach
Page 29, two tall trees
Page 30, unfinished study of sand and pebbles
Page 31, seaside scene with large dune, rock formations and a seated figure
Page 32, two portrait heads of the same young woman
Page 33, 'Sally 22 Jul 1955', study of a young woman seated in a wicker armchair
Page 34, house viewed from the other side of a wall
Page 35, figure walking alone on a beach in the evening
Page 36, seascape seen from a dune covered with coarse sand pebbles and short grass
Page 37, another study of the seascape shown on page 36
Page 38, beach scene viewed from a high vantage point
Page 39, woman with a fishing net paddling in the sea
Pages 40-45, blank

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