View 1 of Lot 195. Lake scene with a cottage and a group of figures.
View 1 of Lot 195. Lake scene with a cottage and a group of figures.
195

George Mullins

Lake scene with a cottage and a group of figures

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

George Mullins

George Mullins

Lake scene with a cottage and a group of figures

Lake scene with a cottage and a group of figures

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

George Mullins

Dublin 1726 - 1816

Lake scene with a cottage and a group of figures


signed lower left: GMullins

oil on canvas, unlined

unframed: 68.4 x 91 cm.; 26 7/8 x 35 7/8 in.

framed: 93.4 x 113.9 cm.; 36 3/4 x 44 7/8 in.

With Frost & Reed, Ltd., London, no. 8592 (according to a label on the reverse);
With Galería Moody, Buenos Aires, circa 1945 (according to a label on the reverse);
Mónica Zajac de Dobry, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Anonymous sale, Buenos Aires, Martin Sarachaga, 10 October 2019, lot 665, where acquired by the present owner.

George Mullins is one of a small and important group of native-born Irish landscape painters, active in Dublin in the 1760s and 1770s, who transformed the art world in Ireland, in particular contributing to the development of landscape painting to such an extent that it became the leading genre. Between 1765 and 1769 he exhibited with the Society of Artists in Dublin and later sent pictures to the Royal Academy in London between 1770 and 1775, where he lived with another important Irish landscape painter, Robert Carver. Despite his significant influence upon Irish artistic development, very few securely attributed works by Mullins survive, making this signed painting particularly noteworthy.