George Francis Mulvany

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Self-portrait of George Francis Mulvany

George Francis Mulvany (1809 – 1869) was an Irish painter and the first director of the National Gallery of Ireland.[1]


George Francis Mulvany was the son of Thomas James Mulvany, a painter and the RHA's keeper.

George Francis Mulvany studied at the Academy school and would first exhibit there in 1827. In 1835 he became a member of the RHA, and took over as keeper upon his father's death in 1845. Mulvany became the first director of the National Gallery of Ireland in 1862.[2]


  1. ^ RTÉ Archives, Arts and Culture, Exploring Ireland's National Gallery
  2. ^ Irish Art & Artists: past & present Archived 2012-02-05 at the Wayback Machine. Mulvany at Whytes Irish Art. Retrieved Oct. 03, 2007.

Further reading

  • Hutchinson, John.James Arthur O'Connor. Dublin: The National Gallery of Ireland, 1985. ISBN 0-903162-28-8.

External links

  • Media related to George Francis Mulvany at Wikimedia Commons
  • Works by George Francis Mulvany, National Gallery of Ireland
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