The Old Mill by George Pennefather Expand Icon

George Pennefather (1905–1967)

The Old Mill

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Year
NA
Size
Unframed: 27.5 x 38cm; Framed size: 52 x 60.2cm
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Provenance
Gift from the artist

George Pennefather and his wife Helen, also a painter, lived in a caravan on the outskirts of Kilkenny during World War II. A member of a Cork landowning family, Pennefather was not driven by the need to sell his art, and during his time in Kilkenny his most important contribution to art history was his championship of the Kilkenny Art Gallery Society and the establishment of an exhibition space. His work can be seen in collections in Clonmel, Cork, and Waterford as well as Kilkenny.

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