Daphne had an affair with the artist Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) while married to George Charleton. A portrait of Daphne by Spencer is illustrated in, A complete Catalogue of the Paintings of Stanley Spencer by Keith Bell. Cat. 293. ‘Daphne’ 1940.
The previous owner Ian Kellam was born in Sheffield, England in 1933. As a young chorister he studied with Dr. Tustin Baker, organist at Sheffield Cathedral. He later studied with Herbert Sumsion at Gloucester Cathedral, and then with Howard Ferguson at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the time he was studying at The Royal Academy of Music where he met Daphne Charlton who then introduced him to Stanley Spencer. They became good freinds and Ian would often play the piano at Stanley’s home.