MULVANY, GEORGE FRANCIS
- Born: 1809 Died: 1869
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 , 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 , chairman of the Board of Works, the Board's architect, JACOB OWEN , suggested that Mulvany should abandon his architectural pretensions.(1)
(1) Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of John Skipton Mulvany', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 3 (2000), 67.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for MULVANY, GEORGE FRANCIS
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION SQUARE, NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND|
|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).|