Title: Canterbury ‘Stone Walls do not a Prison make’
This painting is believed to be c.1920. The old building in the foreground of the composition is Greyfriars, with Canterbury Cathedral depicted in the background.
The title comes from the first line of the fourth stanza of a poem ‘To Althea: From Prison’, written by the Cavalier poet Richard Lovelace (1618-1658). The poem was written while he was imprisoned at Westminster Gatehouse but it is also understood that Lovelace, the eldest son of a Kentish knight, lived briefly at Greyfriars.