Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury

painting by Albert Chevallier Tayler

Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury is a oil painting by Albert Chevallier Tayler in 1906. The chairman of the Kent County Cricket Club, Lord Harris, wanted to celebrate their first County Championship title win.[1] Tayler painted the picture after spending time with each of the Kent players one by one.

Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury
Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury, 1906
ArtistAlbert Chevallier Tayler
Year1906 (1906)
Typeoil on canvas
SubjectA cricket match between Kent and Lancashire at the St Lawrence Ground
Dimensions114 cm × 228.5 cm (45 in × 90 in)
LocationLord's Pavilion, Lord's Cricket Ground, London
OwnerAndrew Brownsword Art Foundation

The painting mostly stayed at Kent's St Lawrence Ground until 1999 when it was moved to Lord's Cricket Ground. Kent could no longer afford to insure it. In 2006, Kent sold the painting to the Andrew Brownsword Art Foundation at an auction.[2] The painting is currently on display at the Lord's Pavilion.[3]


  1. "Kent sell classic painting for £600,000". ESPN.
  2. "Auction feat for cricket painting". BBC News. 2006-06-27.
  3. "Lot one: a scrap of paper". ESPN. 2007-03-28. Archived from the original on 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2014-10-13.