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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Fine Art Collection
Collection consists of 17th, 18th and 19th century family and related portraits and pastels, including a portrait believed to be of Edward Dryden and his family, Sir John Dryden the 7th Bartonet and the poet John Dryden.
A collection of early 20th century watercolour illustrations of the house by Clara Dryden.
A range of wall and panel paintings of various periods, including pieces by Mrs Elisabeth Creed.
Local significance
Date range of collection
1600 - 1900
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

National Trust, Canons Ashby House
Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 3SD United Kingdom
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01327 860 044
01327 860168 
Visiting Information
25 Mar–30 Sep '06 1–5:30 Mo Tu We Sa Su 1 Oct–5 Nov '06 1–4:30 Mo Tu We Sa Su
Building Information
The home of the Dryden family since it's construction. This Elizabethan manor house has survived more or less unaltered since c. 1710. The interior contains wall paintings and Jacobean plasterwork.
Collections Overview
Collections contain items associated wiht the histiory of the house and the Dryden family. Many items are on loan from the Dryden family. Collections include fine and decorative art, textiles, metalwork, books, furniture and woodwork.
Display Overview
Room settings throughout the house, the contents include many of the important contents returned on loan from the Dryden family which provide an intertwinging of all periods from the 1550s onwards.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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