James Boswell

Sketchbook containing sketches of street scenes and caricatures


Sketch of an outdoor scene with architectural structures

Created by
James Boswell 1906–1971
Ink on paper
257 × 207 mm
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James Boswell, ‘Sketch of an outdoor scene with architectural structures’ 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 8224/9


Ink, crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper, 257 × 207 mm

Page 1, cityscape with railway station
Page 2, a rail freight carriage
Page 3, standing nude woman washing herself in a bathroom
Page 4, study of a cart
Page 5, interior of a factory showing large machinery
Page 6, less detailed study of the same factory as on page 5
Page 7, outdoors scene with architectural structures
Page 8, interior of a library
Page 9, long poem entitled 'Sioux Indians'
Page 10, continuation of poem from page 9 and a shorter poem about Jesse James
Page 11, continuation of poem from page 10, and a musical score
Page 12, poem about Mollie
Page 13, continuation of poem about Mollie
Page 14, street scene with two women standing in front of a café
Page 15, woman seated on a couch reading a newspaper with tea on a table
Page 16, street scene with a narrow corner building with arches over side streets and a man with a tricycle
Page 17, street scene with lots of people
Page 18, caricatures of a teapot. chair and table with human attributes
Page 19, top: Sketch of a framed painting
Page 19, bottom: Caricature of a man using a typewriter
Page 20, caricatures of two men, one trying to write and one wearing a lion's skin
Page 21, woman seated at her dressing table doing her hair
Page 22, four women waiting for a shop sale to open
Page 23, interior of a café
Page 24, brothel scene, inscribed 'Sphinx 1939?'
Page 25, bar in a brothel inscribed 'Sphinx 1939'
Page 26, brothel interior, inscribed 'Sphinx 1939?'
Page 27, the top of a tower with a weathercock and roofs drawn in two panels side by side
Page 28, father Christmas in his sleigh
Page 29, man sitting on a bed playing a guitar
Page 30, group of men standing outside a building
Page 31, six caricatures and three unfinished sketches
Page 32, studies of a little girl with a bow in her hair and slight studies of faces
Page 33, studies of a young boy and a girl's head
Page 34, two studies of the head and shoulders of a man
Page 35, four studies of nude women
Page 36, street scene with railway bridge
Page 37, seated female nude with black curly hair, p38 Seated girl in a low armchair
Page 39, unfinished outline of a seated baby leaning forward
Page 40, study of a woman singing
Page 41, street scene with standing figures
Page 42, street scene with house propped up from the side and smaller studies of an artist's palette and a scroll of paper
Page 43, study of a woman standing in a bedrooms
Page 44, six studies of heads and one of a standing man
Page 45, woman sitting at a table with a cup of coffee
Page 46, street scene with house and shop propped up from the side by large boulders
Page 47, street scene at night and study of railway carriages
Page 48, five studies of a miner
Page 49, standing nude woman with her hair tied up with a bow
Page 50, nude woman looking down
Pages 51-54, blank
Page 55, three sets of short lines
Page 56, blank

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