Gilbert Cannan at his Mill by Mark Gertler

The subject of this painting was Gilbert Cannan (1884-1955) writer and dramatic critic.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
94x30.5 cm
Acquired in:
1968
Bequeathed by:
Thomas Balston through The Art Fund

Cannan lived in a converted mill house at Cholesbury in Hertfordshire and the portrait was painted during visits from 1915-16. The large black and white dog to the right hand side of Cannan was Porthos. He originally belonged to J M Barrie who used him as the model for 'Nana' in Peter Pan. Cannan married Barrie's wife.

Provenance

Thomas Balston.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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