Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Painter and first director of the National Gallery of Ireland, for whom see W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913),  II, 152-155.  George Francis Mulvany, an elder brother of JOHN SKIPTON MULVANY JOHN SKIPTON MULVANY , was one of the leading promoters of the establishment of a national gallery of art in Dublin.   In 1856 he produced a design for the gallery:  two copies each of the ground and first floor plans and a transverse section are preserved in the National Gallery (nos. 18098,18099,18901-18904).   These unexecuted designs are the only architectural drawings Mulvany is known to have produced.  Responding to a request for an opinion on the design from RICHARD GRIFFITH RICHARD GRIFFITH , chairman of the Board of Works, the Board's architect, JACOB OWEN JACOB OWEN , suggested that Mulvany should abandon his architectural pretensions.(1)



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(1) Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 67.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION SQUARE, NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND
Date: 1856
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for same.
Refs: Ground and first-floor plans and transverse section  (2 copies of earh) in NGI, (nos. 18098,18099,18901-18904).