Spaniels Flushing Mallard Ducks Oil Painting by George Armfield (1808-1893)
Spaniels Flushing Mallard By George Armfield (1808-1893) Oil On Board
A charming oil painting of 2 spaniel dogs and flying Mallard, framed in a traditional gilt frame.
George Armfield is probably the most prolific dog painter of the nineteenth century. Interestingly this highly collectible work is possibly one of the famous British artists later works. Sadly, he began to go blind later in life and we think it reflects in the more free and loose manner of this particular piece. After George partly recovered, he continued to paint, often aided by a powerful eyeglass, working up close.> Painting size: 17 x 13 cm
> Framed size: 29 x 24 cm - depth 3.5 cm
> Presented in good condition with some wear to the original frame
> Signed to the lower part
> Ready to hang with strong cord attached
> Item ref: N409
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George Armfield was born in London in 1808. He was one of the most prolific dog painters of the nineteenth century. He was a painter with a focus on hunt scenes and animals, most notably, dogs. He also painted landscapes. He exhibited at 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. Initially, George Armfield signed and exhibited his work as G A Smith, changing this when he exhibited the first of his paintings at the British Institution in 1839. George Armfield's works can be found in private and public collections, including the Glasgow Museum of Fine Arts.Links