George Mullins

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An extensive wooded river landscape with a mounted herdsman and cattle in the foreground.. Oil on canvas, 43.3 x 40.2 in. / 110 x 102 cm. Mullinslandscape.jpg
An extensive wooded river landscape with a mounted herdsman and cattle in the foreground.. Oil on canvas, 43.3 x 40.2 in. / 110 x 102 cm.

George Mullins (fl. 1763 1765) was an Irish landscape painter.

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Life

Mullins, a landscape painter, was trained by James Mannin in the Dublin Society's Drawing School beginning in 1756. He was first employed in Waterford where he painted trays and lids for snuff boxes. He obtained, however, some success as a landscape-painter, and coming to London exhibited at the early exhibitions of the Royal Academy from 1770 to 1775. [1]

He was hired by Lord Charlemont to paint decorative pictures for his Marino estate. Mullins was also employed as a sign painter and taught one of the premier future Irish landscape painters, Thomas Roberts. [2]

Family

He married a young woman who kept an alehouse near Temple Bar, called the Horseshoe and Magpye, a place of popular resort. The date of his death is not known. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Cust 1894.
  2. Aspects of Irish Art. National Gallery of Ireland. Cahill & Co. 1974. Pg 110. Retrieved Mar. 29, 2008.
Attribution

Wikisource-logo.svg  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Cust, Lionel Henry (1894). "Mullins, George". In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography . 39. London: Smith, Elder & Co.