George Clarke (1790-
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Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire
A pen, ink and wash drawing measuring 8¼” x 13½”. Inscribed in the margin ‘Drawn by G. Clarke, Scaldwell’ and ‘Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire’. Provenance: sometime with C.A. Percival, Picture Framer, Cleaner and Restorer, Gold Street, Kettering (label verso).
A royal Norman castle in a spectacular position…
…commanding the valley of the Welland. The drawing depicts the north front of the Castle, with the 13th century hall in the centre, the Elizabethan house on the left, and the archway to the 13th century gatehouse on the far left. This drawing depicts the north front prior to the alterations and additions by the architect Anthony Salvin in the 1840s and 50s.