George Armfield aka George Armfield Smith was born in London, England in 1808. He was the brother of Edward Armfield who was also a painter of dogs and animals.

He was a painter of hunt scenes, genre scenes and animals, most notably, dogs. Many of his dog paintings are of terriers chasing birds, cats or mice. In addition, he also painted landscapes, dead game birds and other wild animals.

He exhibited quite extensively and successfully at the prominent London venues including the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists from 1840 through 1862. He also exhibited at the British Institution during that same time period.

George Armfield died in 1893.

Today, George Armfield's works can be found in private and public collections, including the Glasgow Museum of Fine Arts.

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