This portrait of the artist’s niece was painted while Spencer was staying with his brother, Harold, at Whitehouse, north of Belfast. The attention to detail displayed in this painting, both in the depiction of Daphne and the background, especially the material of the chair on which she is sitting, conveys the intensity with which Spencer observed his sitters and surroundings.
Where to see this painting?
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, England, TN34 3DW
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.