James Boswell

Sketchbook containing sketches of street scenes and caricatures


Front cover

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
254 × 188 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Front cover’ 1938–9

In Tate Britain

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Sketchbook containing sketches of street scenes and caricatures
Bound volume - sketchbook
Tate Archive
Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982
TGA 8224/8


Ink, graphite and watercolour on paper, 259 × 200 mm

Page 1, two women seated at a table
Page 2 top, standing figure wearing hat and coat
Page 2 bottom, studies of women and a girl's head
Page 3, standing woman wearing a coat and hat and carrying a handbag and studies of a woman's head
Page 4, street scene with figures and a large clock mounted on a building
Page 5, street scene as on Page 4 but in greater detail
Page 6, two studies of people waiting on a railway station and a couple walking in a street
Page 7, surrealist room and people
Page 8, woman holding a handbag and man smoking a pipe, seen from behind a newspaper
Page 9, a car viewed from behind
Page 10, woman in an armchair, knitting
Page 11, seated woman writing a letter at an oval table
Page 12, the same seated woman as on page 11
Page 13, interior of an empty railway carriage
Page 14, several studies of a seated man, bar scenes, a Russian street with people facing a group of soldiers with guns, high ranking soldier facing a man by a desk
Page 15, studies of prison visit, woman in witness box and woman being interrogated
Page 16, studies of Russian police
Page 17, written notes
Page 18, woman seated on a bed
Page 19, street scene with buildings; study of a woman's head
Page 20, inscribed 'Drawing for lithograph 'Days Beyond Recall'' café scene
Page 21, head and neck of a man wearing a wing collar
Page 22, a design of geometric lines
Page 23, seated man in a train reading a newspaper
Page 24, standing woman holding an umbrella
Page 25, tree trunk
Page 26, street scene with lampposts
Page 27, man walking in a park
Page 28, street scene with bookshops
Page 29, street corner
Page 30, young man wearing a long coat holding an open newspaper
Page 31, two studies of seated female nudes and a study of the audience in a cinema
Page 32, various sketches of an athletic man, a woman and child and a woman seen from behind
Page 33, amusement arcade and bathing huts
Page 34, interior of a room with a window
Page 35, detail of the room on page 34, showing a cabinet
Page 36, woman lying back on a bed
Page 37, view from French window
Page 38, cityscape seen from a street corner (possibly Paris)
Page 39, scene in a bar, inscribed 'Lunch'
Page 40, seated nude woman with long hair
Page 41, caricatures of a man with a moustache and big teeth and drawings of helmets
Page 42, street scene outside a pub
Page 43, street scene with shop windows
Page 44, woman entering a shop
Page 45, café scene
Page 46, seated woman with a glass on a table, and two studies of heads
Page 47, market street with stalls
Page 48, street scene outside a restaurant
Page 49, five studies of a man and four women
Page 50, view of opposite side of a street
Page 51, street scene viewed from a bend in the road
Page 52, street scene with lamppost
Page 53, top, street corner with man and bicycle outside pub and two studies of a standing woman
Page 53, bottom, seated man resting his elbow on a table
Page 54, top, four studies of a man's head
Page 54, bottom, woman seated in an arm chair
Page 55, seven caricatures
Page 56, four caricatures
Page 57, interior café, scene with customers seated at tables
Page 58, street scene with ambulance
Page 59, top, seated man in period costume
Page 59, bottom, standing man in period costume
Page 60, back study of nude woman and caricature of man with large head
Page 61, back interior of a restaurant with three men seated at one table and two women at another, inscribed 'The Noble Art'
Page 62, back nude woman in a bath
Page 63, back woman lying on a bed, inside back cover, recipe headed 'My stew for Sal'

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