George (Smith) Armfield
(1808 - 1893)
George (Smith) Armfield was active/lived in United Kingdom. George Armfield is known for domestic animal paintings.
Biography George (Smith) Armfield
George Armfield Smith (for by this name he was known until the year 1840) was born in Wales. (Actually Bristol: according to Armfield family information) His father was a painter, who for some time had a studio at 54, Pall Mall, London, (His father was the portrait painter William Armfield Hobday (1771-1831)) and from his father, George Armfield obtained any artistic tuition he may have received.
He first exhibited in the year 1839, at the British Institution, when he showed two pictures, the "Study of a Dog's Head" and "Terrier chasing a Rabbit." These works must have attracted notice, for in the Sporting Magazine of the following year, 1840, we find the first of a long series of his pictures wh
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