James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘Marseille 1959’ on the spine and the artist’s name and address inside the front cover

1959

Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Date
1959
Dimensions
260 x 200 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1959

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Title
Sketchbook, with ‘Marseille 1959’ on the spine and the artist’s name and address inside the front cover
Date
1959
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
Reference
TGA 8224/63

Description

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

Page 1, inscribed '1959'
Page 2, small girl wearing a first communion dress
Page 3, small girl wearing a communion dress standing with her mother, sister and grandmother
Page 4, 'Marseille May 22', buildings including a large church around the harbour
Page 5, 'Marseille 22 May', harbour with small boats
Page 6, woman selling items from a trestle table
Page 7, church at the top of a mountain
Page 8, two studies of a North African man wearing a cloak and hat
Page 9, three young girls standing talking
Page 10, view of the Grand Hotel Beauvau
Page 11, front, man and woman seated at a restaurant table
Page 11, back, two heads facing each other with a shelf of ornaments
Page 12, outline of a mountain with a church on top
Page 13, group of four nuns
Page 14, man and woman walking side by side
Page 15, fat woman seen in profile
Page 16, study of a young woman cleaning fish
Page 17, man behind a camera on a tripod
Page 18, studies of two heads and a standing man
Page 19, fat woman seated at a table
Page 20, portrait of a young woman with long straight hair
Page 21, study of the head and torso of a man holding a piece of paper
Page 22, portrait study of a man
Page 23, portrait head
Page 24, caricature of a young woman with long hair and large teeth
Page 25, caricature of a man with open mouth
Page 26, portrait head
Page 27, caricature of a man with mouth slightly open
Page 28, caricature of a man sitting on a small stool
Page 29, study of the head of a man
Page 30, study of a bald man with his head leaning to one side
Page 31, study of a bald man wearing glasses
Page 32, study of a short fat woman
Page 33, thin man seated at a round table with a carafe and a glass
Page 34, caricature face made up of decorative lines
Page 35, man wearing a striped shirt
Page 36, three young women standing together
Page 37, facial features on a flat background
Page 38, almost abstract facial features on a flat background
Page 39, grid pattern with facial features
Page 40, study of the head of an old woman
Page 41, head and shoulders of a man
Pages 42-45, blank

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