WORLD WAR TWO Artist’s Sketchbook OF ORIGINAL Wartime PAINTINGS 1942-1944 Newland Park, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire WW2 ([ 1942 - 1944 ])

A C Tucker

Manuscript World War Two Sketchbook

Date: [ 1942 - 1944 ]

This is a fascinating small album of original artwork by the artist A. C. Tucker with artwork he painted between the years 1942-1944, Containing eighteen original paintings, all are captioned, and most are dated they include a number of wartime scenes at Newland Park Chalfont St Giles, which I presume was were the artist was stationed, possibly as a spotter, the artwork includes one of a Spotter’s Post on the roof of Newland Park, others of New College Oxford, a Member of the Home Guard, the Three Households Bucks, The Dumb Bell Inn Chalfont St Giles, The River near Caversham, The Angel at Henley on Thames, a Lieutenant of the Gordon Highlanders at Chelfont St Giles, A Military Policeman “Ikes Snowballs” London 1944, Ashwells Farm June 1944, Invasion Day 6th June 1944 at 11.30am as seen from the Spotters Post on the Roof at Newland Park, showing Flying Fortresses, Liberators, Lightning’s, Mosquito and Spitfire, another painting titled “Airborne Troops going to Holland 18th September 1944 showing Dakota’s as seen from Chelfont St Giles, and the last picture depicting Dakotas returning from Holland on 20th September 1944. Then on the inside back cover is a drawing cut from a magazine by the artist A C Tucker titled “British Destroyer making a Smoke Screen”, which confirms he was a published Wartime artist, he has pencilled in the date 1942 next to the picture. The album is a small format measuring 7 inches by 5 inches approx. One picture is loose, and it appears a number of pages have been removed from the book, possibly by the artist, who may have not been happy with certain pictures, some taping to the spine of the covers A FASCINATING ALBUM OF ORIGINAL WARTIME ARTWORK..... If interested I have another six similar sketch books by the same artist between them covering the years 1931-1968

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