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Sketchbook, with ‘Birmingham Roughs’ on the spine


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
260 x 205 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ [c.1963]

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘Birmingham Roughs’ on the spine
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/64


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 260 x 205 mm

Page 1, grid with notes
Page 2, view across a river of a building site
Page 3, townscape with church and river
Page 4, study of a crane and a large church
Page 5, study of a crane on a building site
Page 6, townscape with bus and buildings
Page 7, view of a gate with church beyond
Page 8, crane and boat
Page 9, study of a crane on the prow of a boat
Page 10, two studies of an iron gate
Page 11, 'The Bullring Development from the top of Digbeth'
Page 12, front, blank
Page 12, back, townscape with a bend in a road and commercial buildings
Page 13, building site with scaffolding
Page 14, parked lorry and tractor on a building site
Page 15, details of buildings
Page 16, road signs
Page 17, townscape with large triple archway
Page 18, studies of two buses
Page 19, cityscape with large building surrounded by scaffolding
Page 20, 'Bull ring', large building with scaffolding and a multi-storey car park
Page 21, partial view of tops of buildings
Pages 22-44, blank

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