George Clarke (1790-
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St Rumbald’s Church, Stoke Doyle, Northamptonshire
A pen, ink and wash drawing measuring 9” x 12½”. Inscribed in the margin ‘Stoke Doyle Church, Northamptonshire’. Provenance: sometime with the York Studios Gallery, Northampton (label verso).
St Rumbald’s Church dates from 1722-5 and is thought to have been designed by Thomas Eayre of Kettering…
Both the dedication to St Rumbald and the early Georgian date are rare in Northamptonshire. The Buildings of England volume for Northamptonshire (2013) describes it as ‘a simple but quite sophisticated little building and internally still totally Georgian in atmosphere’.