James Boswell

Sketchbook, with ‘Writings and Sketches’ on the spine

Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Date not known
202 x 115 mm
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In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook, with ‘Writings and Sketches’ on the spine
Date not known
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/75


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 202 x 115 mm

Page 1, lines that look like a rough road map
Pages 2-17, notes on the running of a shop
Page 18, notes on services for the old
Page 19, note about Danish butter
Page 20, biographical details
Page 21, notes about furnishings
Page 22, personal list of things to do
Page 23, townscape with a tall narrow tower
Page 24, study of a bus and other vehicles with an overhead bridge
Page 25, study of a building
Page 26, man and woman standing talking
Page 27, two women standing together
Page 28, young smiling woman and two men
Page 29, two studies, head of a woman and a female dwarf wearing a coat
Page 30, three well dressed women
Page 31, study of a young man and a woman standing close to each other
Page 32, portrait of a dapper young man
Page population from 1901-1951
Pages 46-47, notes on a film 'Tensing's Country'
Page 48, details of machinery
Page 49, four studies of a scroll
Pages 50-53, more notes on 'Tensing's Country'
Pages 54, notes and instructions
Pages 56-58, notes on credits for the film
Page 59, blank
Page 60, design for 'The End'
Page 61, design for the layout of a catalogue
Page 62, price list
Page 63, study of a house seen from the other side of a fence
Page 64, agricultural notes
Page 65, erased unidentified drawing
Page 66, standing man with bald head holding a book
Page 67, same man as on page 66, seen from the back
Page 68, arched entrance, railings and ground and first floor of a house
Page 69, detail of the arched entrance on page 68
Page 70, outline head of a woman and three slight studies
Page 71, design for British Film Academy Award
Page 72, study of connecting pipes or tubes
Page 73, reservoir with gauges
Pages 74-75, notes on a film 'World of Life'
Page 76, six studies of a plump nude woman
Page 77, more film notes
Pages 78-79, blank

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