McCloy was an Irish painter born in Lisburn in 1831. He taught at the Waterford School of Art after serving an apprenticeship as an engraver. He then came to England and started exhibiting here after about 1875. He only exhibited one picture at the RA but was exhibited elsewhere. He specialised in figurative, genre and flower subjects.
This watercolour is fairly typical.
[Lost in the woods Watercolor heightened with bodycolour]