While I listened to a reading courtesy of BBC iPlayer, I wondered if Walter de la Mare referenced any real life cathedral for this story. Then I heard this:
“He resembled one of those old men whom Rembrandt delighted in drawing. The knotted hands, the black drooping eyebrows, the thin-lipped ecclesiastical mouth.”
Update 9-6-2017: Added a new painting
Update 1-1-2015: To make this entry look nice, I removed my original edit note (made to inform readers that I removed dead links) at the top. I do now have new links for readers to click on.
ETA: Removed a link due to me feeling unsure about its reliability.