Plath made this intimate and evocative portrait within two years of her marriage to Hughes.
Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath, c. 1957
© The artist
- Pen & ink on paper
- 21 x 12.7 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,111 ( Total: £27,600)
- Acquired in:
It appears that Hughes preserved this drawing, having destroyed other personal papers belonging to the marriage. It therefore stands as a unique image not only of a major poet, but also as a vital document of a much debated important literary relationship.