John Charles Goodchild (1898-1980), circa 1945
Wartime Sketchbook The sketchbook comprising 14 sketches in ink, graphite and watercolour depicting Australian Navy subjects including ships and sailors' life on board. Some pages annotated with details of certain sailors and colour indicators, together with a portrait sketch of Valerie Stanton-Hicks in pencil with inscribed dedication; 'To Valerie /John Goodchild'.
Some pages signed with monogram and dated. The cover inscribed 'Sketch Book of War Artist John Goodchild' and Gift to Lady Valerie Stanton- Hicks, 25.5 x 31cm (10 1/16 x 12 3/16in).