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Miss Orovida Pissaro

Painted by Carel Victor Morlais Weight (1908 - 1997)

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.

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