Daphne Todd

Daphne Todd trained at the Slade School of Fine Art (1964-71) and was the first female President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (1994-2000).

In 2010 she won first prize in the BP Portrait Award for Last Portrait of Mother, a devotional study of her mother on her death bed, having previously come second in the John Player Award in 1983. Other prizes include first prize for the Hunting National Art Prize in 1984, and the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and the Gold Medal for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2001.

This portrait was commissioned by the Governing Body of Murray Edwards College to mark the Presidency of Dame Barbara Stocking CBE, from 2013 to 2021.