George Francis Mulvany

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George Francis Mulvany (1809-1869), Self-Portrait, 1841, oil on board, 30.5 x 26 cm

George Francis Mulvany (1809 – 1869) was an Irish painter.


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.[1]


  1. ^ [1] Mulvany at Whytes Irish Art. Retrieved Oct. 03, 2007.


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