Born in 1875, Wycliffe Egginton is the father of Frank Egginton and grandfather of Robert Egginton. Elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1912, Wycliffe Egginton was an outstanding watercolour artist, superb at painting both landscape and still life. His ability to paint skies in a landscape was second to none, to a point where the sky was frequently the highlight of the painting. His immense skill as a watercolourist is evident in his still life work and his flowers, as seen in the present painting, retain the strength and vibrancy, despite the passage of time, of flowers freshly picked from the garden. A truly outstanding watercolour artist.