Gilbert Cannan and his Mill
Painted by Mark Gertler (1891 - 1939)
Oil on canvas
99.5 x 70 cm
Gilbert Cannan (1884-1955) was a writer and dramatic critic and he lived in a converted windmill at Cholesbury in Hertfordshire. This painting by Mark Gertler is a full length portrait of Gilbert Cannan standing in front of his mill with his two dogs. This is a traditional subject but here it is also an ironic comment on traditional 18th century portraits of English gentlemen with their faithful hounds.