The painting shows plants on a sunny window sill, in a palette of soft pinks, mauves, blues and greens.

It is a very decorative work, reflecting Ratcliffe's earlier career as a wallpaper designer. The work was painted in Letchworth and speaks of the ideals of the fledgling Garden City: pure air, wild flowers and sunshine.


Lewis Falk Ltd, Letchworth by 1954; Fine Art Society Ltd by 1976; Anthony d'Offay by 1979; Jeff Horwood family collection.

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