James Boswell

Sketchbook containing post-war studies

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Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Date not known
209 × 130 mm
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In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook containing post-war studies
Date not known
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/67


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 202 × 116 mm

Page 1, artist's name and address
Page 2, notes about Tahiti
Page 3, man with a bicycle
Page 4, two studies of a cat
Page 5, Mr Toad dressed in a suit
Page 6, detail of a doorway
Page 7, young woman wearing a head-dress
Page 8, studies of the heads of a man and a woman
Page 9, young woman sprawled in an armchair reading with her finger in her mouth
Page 10, building with fence and garage
Page 11, another study of the building on page 10
Page 12, the same building seen at night
Page 13, another study of the same building
Page 14, the same building with a car parked outside
Page 15, young man in evening dress sitting in an armchair
Page 16, nude woman looking up
Page 17, seated nude woman with her arm stretched across her neck
Page 18, gothic window and arcade
Page 19, two Gothic windows,
Page 20, gothic panel with seated figure
Page 21, young man wearing a hat
Page 22, brief notes about Italy
Page 23, woman seated at a restaurant table
Page 24, thin man sitting typing
Page 25, drawing of an otter net
Page 26, notes on colour
Page 27, fishing boat with a funnel
Page 28, figures sitting in a park
Page 29, young woman in blouse and shorts standing by a column
Page 30, front, caricatures of army officers; back, two studies of a man wearing glasses
Page 31, two studies of a motor scooter
Page 32, a man wearing a suit, reading a newspaper
Page 33, river scene with metal bridge and moored boats
Page 34, river scene in the country
Pages 35-37, notes about grocery buyers
Pages 38-40, notes about books on housekeeping
Pages 41-48, blank
Pages 49, more notes on books about housekeeping

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