Sketch book of Castle Ashby and surrounding area

Item author: John Claude Nattes
Item date: 1809 - 15
(this is an approximate date)
Grant Value: 2,500
Item cost: 9,100
Item date acquired: 1999
Item institution: Northamptonshire Record Society
Town/City: Northampton
County: Northamptonshire

Acquired together with a sketch book with drawings by Lady Frances Elizabeth Compton, presumably the pupil of JC Nattes. The drawings are generally ink or pencil sketches, most of the subjects topographical focusing on Castle Ashby and the surrounding countryside, though both also draw unexpected views of outbuildings and industrial features. Illustrated at p. 48 of AR