George Pennefather (1905–1967)
The Old Mill
- Unframed: 27.5 x 38cm; Framed size: 52 x 60.2cm
- Watercolour on paper
- 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.