James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ’‘The winning art’ sketches’ and ‘Mental Hospital for S.T.1958’ on the spine


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
253 × 200 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1958

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ’‘The winning art’ sketches’ and ‘Mental Hospital for S.T.1958’ on the spine
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/61


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 253 × 200 mm

Page 1, '1958'
Page 2, blank
Page 3, two studies of a woman wearing a dress and stiff petticoats
Page 4, four studies, Woman in a frilly dress with a man, Naked couple embracing, Naked woman hiding a man from view and woman seated at a table with bottles and a glass
Page 5, four studies, head and shoulders of a woman with her hair in a bun, woman seated at a small table, couple in formal dress and couple seated at a table
Page 6, two studies, naked woman seated on a bed and man in a bowler hat
Page 7, studies of a man and a woman, some clothed and some nude
Page 8, woman in a spotted dress standing next to a man in a bowler hat
Page 9, man and woman making love on the floor and some small studies of a woman
Page 10, tree lined street with figures and houses and a man sitting on a bench
Page 11, man wearing overalls and a straw hat holding plant pots under each arm
Page 12, 'Long Term Schizo', study of five seated figures in a room
Page 13, 'Long Term Schizo', two Seated figures knitting and sewing
Page 14, 'Long Term Schizo', seated woman knitting
Page 15, 'Schizo/Therapy', seated woman doing embroidery
Page 16, 'Day Patients', two women seated with pots of flowers
Page 17, 'Day Patients', two women with pots of flowers and ornamental shelves
Page 18, 'Tea Day Patients', two patients with tea cups with a nurse
Page 19, 'Elizabeth (Admission)', study of two women, one with a tea trolley in a room with a long table laid for tea
Page 20, 'Elizabeth (Admission)', woman wearing a coat standing by ornamental shelves with pots of flowers with a woman sitting on a chair at a table
Page 21, 'Hope. Short stay ward. av 4/5 weeks', figures seated at tables having tea
Page 22, head and shoulders of three women with a fourth figure seen in profile
Page 23, man reading a newspaper in a room with tables and chairs
Page 24, three heads
Pages 25-42, blank

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