Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath

Plath made this intimate and evocative portrait within two years of her marriage to Hughes.

Details

Medium:
Pen & ink on paper
Dimensions:
21 x 12.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,111 ( Total: £27,600)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Bonhams

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.

Provenance

Roy Davids.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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