James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘Anatomy’ on the spine


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
104 × 159 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ [c.1941–5]

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘Anatomy’ on the spine
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/70


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 104 × 159 mm

Page 1, front, road map with arrows
Page 1, back, list of names and detail of a penis
Page 2, anatomical studies and notes on bones
Page 3, surrealist composition in which two soldiers stand in a landscape composed of organs of the body
Page 4, two brain sections
Page 5, notes about nerves
Page 6, head and shoulders of a soldier
Page 7, man sitting on a bed
Page 8, study of a soldier wearing a coat seen from behind
Page 9, similar study to page 8
Page 10, soldier wearing a coat with large lapels
Page 11, man wearing a coat seated on a stool
Page 12, portrait of a man with a large pointed nose and a small chin
Page 13, study of an eye with notes
Page 14, notes about haemorrhage
Page 15, two soldiers seen from behind walking down a lane lined with huts
Page 16, notes on internal haemorrhage
Page 17, soldier seen from behind wearing a coat and a beret
Page 18, soldier seated on a low stool
Page 19, standing soldier with his hands behind his back
Page 20, notes on haemorrhage
Page 21, group of soldiers around a table taking notes and notes on haematemesis
Page 22, notes on mustard gas
Page 23, unfinished study of a seated soldier with his hands in his lap
Pages 24-27, notes on the respiratory system and the digestive system
Page 28, standing soldier holding a mug and a young woman seen in profile
Page 29, notes on the small intestine and study of the head and shoulders of a soldier
Page 30, medical examination of a soldier
Page 31, section of the head showing the bones
Page 32-34, notes on gases
Page 35, soldier seen from behind, seated on a stool
Page 36-37, notes on war gases
Page 38-42, notes on burns, shock, nerves in head, fits
Page 43, two studies of a group of people waiting on a railway platform
Page 44-45, notes on artificial respiration and personal decontamination
Page 46, two soldiers seated with their hands clenched in front of them
Page 47, soldiers' huts
Page 48, seated soldier with his hands in his pockets
Page 49, soldier seated on a bench holding a bag
Pages 50-51, notes on medical symbols
Page 52, notes on the duties of a gas sentry
Page 53, notes on glands
Page 54, notes on infectious diseases
Pages 55-56, notes on personal hygiene
Page 57, soldiers relaxing around a piano
Page 58, notes on fractures
Pages 59-60, notes on bedsores
Pages 61-62, notes on splints
Page 63, injured soldier and female soldier on a street corner
Page 64, soldier in a rain cape
Page 65, café, by the roadside
Pages 66-68, notes on poisons
Page 69, two heads of the same man
Page 70, back, soldier with a moustache
Page 71, back, head and shoulders of a soldier
Page 72, back, portrait study of a soldier with a large nose
Page 73, back, profile head of a stocky soldier
Page 74, seated soldier seen from behind
Page 75, head and shoulders of a soldier wearing glasses
Page 76, three soldiers seated in chairs arranged for a talk
Page 77, back, list of names headed 'Depot staff'
Page 78, back, list of names and addresses

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