James Boswell

Sketchbook containing sketches of Dover and London, with the artist’s name and address inscribed on the inside front cover

1938

In Tate Britain
Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Title
Sketchbook containing sketches of Dover and London, with the artist’s name and address inscribed on the inside front cover
Date
1938
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
Reference
TGA 8224/7

Description

Ink and watercolour on paper, 257 x 207 mm

Page 1, sketch of a lawn mower
Page 2, blank
Page 3, sketch of a female head and seated man at a cabaret, and prostitute wearing only stockings, lying on bed
Page 4, blank
Page 5, sketch of a standing woman wearing a fur hat and coat
Page 6, blank
Page 7, sketch of a standing man in a suit and a hat, and a smaller sketch of a woman
Page 8, blank
Page 9, sketch of a nude woman seated by a window
Page 10, blank
Page 11, sketch of a nude woman drying herself after a bath
Page 12, blank
Page 13, sketch of a man playing a pin-ball machine and three small studies of women in hats
Page 14, blank
Page 15, sketch of a building with archway entrances, columns and windows
Page 16, blank
Page 17, sketch of the interior of a sitting room with window overlooking the sea
Page 18, blank
Page 19, sketch of a beach scene with part of a town and cliffs on the right and a pier and boats on the left
Page 20, blank
Page 21, sketch of a harbour scene with a pier and lighthouse
Page 22, blank
Page 23, sketch inscribed 'Dover back street'
Page 24, blank
Page 25, sketch of two male figures
Page 26, blank
Page 27, sketch of a building with entrance to a garage
Page 28, blank
Page 29, sketch of industrial machines by the harbour, the building of the 'British Sailors Society' and a castle on a hill
Page 30, blank
Page 31, sketch of a seaside scene
Page 32, blank
Page 33, sketch of a folding work table or easel
Page 34, blank
Page 35, sketches of five studies of a man's head
Page 36, blank
Page 37, sketches of five further studies of a man's head
Page 38, blank
Page 39, sketch of a seated man smoking
Page 40, blank
Page 41, sketch of part of a building with large columns
Page 42, blank
Page 43, sketch of a building with columns
Page 44, blank
Page 45, sketch of a seated woman wearing a large hat, seen from behind
Page 46, blank
Page 47,Page of calculations
Page 48, blank
Page 49, sketch of a man wearing a coat leaning over a table (possibly a pin-ball machine)
Page 50, blank
Page 51, sketches of vans and figures on a main and side road, a study of a van, and a river with ducks, a bridge and a road
Page 52, blank
Page 53, study of a man in a sitting room with a birdcage
Page 54, blank
Page 55, sketch of street scene with milkman's cart
Page 56, blank
Page 57, sketch of a street scene with shops
Page 58, blank
Page 59, sketch of two men standing together, one of them reading a letter
Page 60, blank
Page 61, sketch of two men and a boy walking
Page 62, blank
Page 63, various sketches of a building, figures and studies of heads
Page 64, blank
Page 65, studies of five heads, the head and shoulders of a woman, the outline of a woman down to her hips and the torso and legs of a woman
Page 66, blank
Page 67, sketch of a group of four figures
Page 68, blank
Page 69, sketch of a beach scene with view of town and distant mountains
Page 70, blank
Page 71, sketch of five outlines of a child
Page 72, outline sketch of a woman standing outdoors with shrubs
Page 73, sketch of a beach scene with harbour in the background
Page 74, blank page
Page 75, sketch of a beach scene with swimmers and a pier
Page 76, blank
Page 77, three studies of a small child playing at a seaside
Page 78, blank
Page 79, six studies of a woman in a swimming costume and two studies of a boy
Page 80, blank
Page 81, sketch of ten outline studies of people on a beach
Page 82, blank
Page 83, seven outline studies of people in swimwear
Page 84, blank
Page 85, four studies of people on a beach
Page 86, blank
Page 87, four studies of people on a beach
Page 88, blank
Page 89, sketches of window with curtains, a standing woman in a striped swimming costume and a figure seen from the back holding something behind his back
Page 90, blank
Page 91, sketches of a seated woman in swimsuit and a man lying on his side, and man in swimming trunks lying face-down
Page 92, blank
Page 93, sketch of a beach scene with family group
Page 94, blank
Page 95, sketch of two seated men playing chess
Page 96, blank
Page 97, sketch of a seated woman in a hat and coat over a dress, with the dress hem lifted to show her stockings and garters
Page 98, blank
Page 99, sketch of a nude young woman with her hair in a ponytail
Page 100, blank
Page 101, sketch of a view from a window with a sign for a post office
Page 102, blank
Page 103, sketch of a bedroom scene with a seated couple on the bed, making love
Page 104, blank
Page 105, sketches of a seated man smoking a pipe and listening to a wireless, and seated man resting his elbow on a table
Page 106, blank
Page 107, four studies, three of seated men and one of a standing woman
Page 108, blank
Page 109, sketches of scenes of the Underground and inside a theatre
Page 110, blank
Page 111, sketch of three figures sitting around a table while a fourth figure tunes a wireless radio, and other small sketches of men
Page 112, blank
Page 113, caricature of a man with a large nose in profile
Page 114, blank
Page 115, sketch of two women seated on a sofa reading a letter
Page 116, blank
Page 117, sketch of a street scene with two figures looking in a shop window
Page 118, blank
Page 119, sketch of a man holding a snake which has a human head
Page 120, blank

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