Mildred Anne Butler: At Home in Nature

Painting of crows in a tree
Mildred Anne Butler (1858-1941), Shades of Evening, 1904. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

14 September 2024  - 5 January 2025
Sir Hugh Lane Room | Admission free


Mildred Anne Butler (1858–1941) was one of Ireland’s first professional women artists, who exhibited widely and sold her work well throughout her career. Born and raised at Kilmurry House, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Butler’s plein-air paintings of Kilmurry and its environs combine accuracy of drawing, startling light effects, and a sense of immediacy. Butler’s large-scale watercolours also highlight her exceptional skill in the painting of flowers, trees, animals and birds.

Curator: Niamh MacNally, Curator, Prints & Drawings Study Room

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