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Sir John Newenham Summerson (1904–1992) by Stephen Hyde, 1984 [in the library of Sir John Soane's Museum] © Stephen Hyde; collection National Portrait Gallery, London


Summerson, Sir John Newenham (1904–1992), museum curator and architectural historian, was born at Barnstead, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, co. Durham, on 25 November 1904, the only surviving child of Samuel James Summerson (d. 1907) and Dorothea Worth Newenham (d. 1963), and the grandson of ...