James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘Chartres 1956’ on the spine


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
260 × 200 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1956

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘Chartres 1956’ on the spine
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/60


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

Page 1, blank
Page 2, 'Gravel Lane Oct 10', paved street going uphill
Page 3, 'Stamford House Oct 10', corner of a warehouse
Page 4, sleeping cat
Page 5, cat sleeping on the edge of a stool
Page 6, detail of a building with three small figures wearing hats
Page 7, house partly covered with an awning
Page 8, pair of tradesman's scales
Page 9, tradesman's scales and a large bowl
Page 10, park bench near a wall
Page 11, three girls in school uniform
Page 12, landscape with trees, and a man in a rowing boat on a lake with a bridge
Page 13, figure lying in the grass
Page 14, viaduct reflected in a river
Page 15, landscape with trees and mountain
Page 16, landscape with trees and a winding road
Page 17, three stained glass motifs and written notes about the stained glass windows in Chartres cathedral
Pages 18-20, further notes on the stained glass windows
Page 21, townscape with a bridge over a river
Page 22, river with two rowing boats, a bridge and large moored boats
Page 23, similar view to page 22
Page 24, small boy holding a bucket in each hand walking near a thatched house
Page 25, figure studies of people wearing coats
Page 26, front, study of large farm machinery
Page 26, back, cows in a pen
Page 27, farm aerator
Page 27, back, figures and cows
Page 28, front, cattle Market
Page 28, back, caricature of a man with a moustache
Page 29, front, three studies of cows
Page 29, back, studies of men
Page 30, front, outline studies of men and farm machinery
Page 30, back, figures with a Grain Drier
Page 31, front, 'Champion' sign and farm machinery
Page 31, back, pens for farm animals at a show
Page 32, front, studies of calves
Page 32, back, studies of a signpost, two arched windows and a workman
Page 33, front, signs
Page 33, back, standing woman smoking a cigarette
Page 34, house Figures standing behind a fence
Page 35, group of men at an agricultural show
Page 36, circus woman drawn in the style of Fernand Léger
Page 37, front, fingers holding a vertical object
Page 37, back, two unidentified studies
Page 38, street scene with iron bridge over the street
Page 39, study of shops
Page 40, woman walking under a covered arcade
Page 41, front, detail of ceiling of arcade
Page 41, back, shops in arcade
Page 42, continuation of study of arcade from page 41
Page 43, front, fruit stall with two women
Page 43, back, an oval sign
Page 44, greengrocer's stall or shop and several studies of heads
Page 45, train signal
Page 46, studies of two men
Page 47, blank

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