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Sarah Muffett, Ordinand

© the artist. Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

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Born in London in 1953, Sarah Muffett’s childhood was spent in Bromley until she moved with her mother and grandmother to Norfolk, where she left school at 16 and drifted rather aimlessly through a succession of office jobs. She did, however, meet her future husband in one of these offices, so it wasn’t a complete waste of time! Another move, this time to Dorset, brought more interesting work, initially for veterinary surgeons and subsequently for an architect, where Sarah learnt technical drawing. Sarah says: 'I think my typing was so bad that he thought there must be something I could do better!' Acquiring this skill would later enable her to become self-employed and work at home from their cottage in Child Okeford, which is where she met Michael Taylor.

Royal Society of Portrait Painter's People's Portraits collection at Girton College, University of Cambridge





oil on canvas


H 104 x W 79 cm

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on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

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Royal Society of Portrait Painter's People's Portraits collection at Girton College, University of Cambridge

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG England

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