James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘Seaside, interiors, figures’ on the spine

Front cover

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, with ‘Seaside, interiors, figures’ on the spine
Date not known
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/68


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 209 × 130 mm

Page 1, blank
Page 2, columns of a pier, bridge and industrial buildings with a crane
Page 3, tall closed van
Page 4, empty street with houses and a gas lamp
Page 5, two trees, one small and one large
Page 6, semi-detached house in a row of houses
Page 7, gothic arches
Page 8, two tier filigree metal stand with a round covered dish on top
Page 9, blank
Page 10, figures in a landscape with large standing stones, possibly Stonehenge
Page 11, two men dressed as druids seen from behind
Page 12, group of Druids standing in the open air
Page 13, study of a druid holding a piece of paper
Page 14, figures seated at a long table being addressed by a standing man
Page 15, study of a grinning man with his hands clutched in front of him
Page 16, 'Towyn' Street scene
Page 17, study of a railway platform
Pages 18-20, blank
Page 21, interior with two arches, an armchair and a lamp post
Page 22, blank
Page 23, interior of a dining room inscribed 'Neppers'
Page 24, blank
Page 25, interior of a living room with antique furniture
Page 26, interior of a room with a curtained opening
Page 27, back and page 28, front, interior with shelves of porcelain ornaments
Page 28, back, more figurines on a shelf
Page 29, interior with antique furniture
Page 30, ornament, a Chinese man on a horse
Page 31, unfinished head of a man
Page 32, studies of a porcelain jug and a candelabra
Page 33, numbers
Page 34, London Street scene with traffic
Page 35, torso and chin of a man smoking a cigarette
Page 36, two studies of a tall tower
Page 37, figures on a beach with an amusement arcade at the end of the pier
Page 38, woman seated in a deck chair
Page 39, outline of street buildings and signs with notes about colours
Page 40, blank
Page 41, deserted beach
Page 42, empty beach with distant town
Page 43, four small boats at the seaside
Page 44, winching machine
Page 45, same machine as on page 44
Page 46, same as page 45
Page 47, head and shoulders of a young man near tombstones
Page 48, profile of a seated man seen from behind
Page 49, top of a Corinthian column
Page 50, unfinished study of the top of a Corinthian column
Page 51, Victorian table and settee
Pages 52-53, further studies of the Victorian settee
Page 54, notes on 'The Page'
Page 55, figures in a pub
Page 56, three men in a pub
Page 57, notes on the Sidney Street siege and a study of a road junction
Page 58, street scene with group of people outside a pub entrance
Page 59, standing woman waving and a study of a metal bridge over a river
Page 60, study of an empty park with trees and a shelter
Pages 61-68, blank
Page 69, study with notes of the facade of two buildings
Page 70, notes about a stage
Page 71, ruined building
Page 72, two market stalls and a woman shopper talking to a stallholder
Page 73, front, figures in a market with stalls
Page 73, back, lay out for printing
Page 74, front, outside of a window with arched windows
Page 74, back, unfinished profile outline of a man
Page 75, outdoor stall in an arcade
Page 76, front, landscape with sea and mountains and notes about colour
Page 76, back and page 77, front, woman sitting by the sea with an open parasol
Pages 68-75 are loose inserts at the back of the book (177 x 120)

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