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Alfred Kemp Wiffen was a British artist, draughtsman, printmaker and teacher. After the First World War and following a brief period of farming, Wiffen attended Nottingham School of Art under Joseph Else. He taught graphic design at Liverpool School of Art and retired in 1961. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Liverpool Academy and Royal Cambrian Academy, the two latter of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Deeside Art Group. Wiffen wrote of this view of Ayrshire cattle: 'My knowledge of cattle was got when I was farming before the second world & I taught animal anatomy at the Liverpool College of Art.' He drew this using a Flo-Master felt-tipped pen with sepia ink. Flo-Master was a brand of inks and pens in the second half of the 20th century, popular for the opacity and bright colours of the ink.