DIMENSIONS: (unframed)16.0 x 12.0 in./40.6 x 30.5 cm
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
Daphne was the subject of a number of paintings and drawings by Spencer, and for works such as this she would pose daily for two to three weeks. It is known that Spencer would often reduce Daphne to tears in order for her to express some emotion in her face. For a self-confident, self-assured and remarkably independent woman, this was no mean feat, and Daphne remarked that no-one else would be capable of it, stating, “I don’t know how, he had the power”.