Monday February 24, 2020

Hughes portrait by Plath could raise €29,000

The marriage of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath was scarcely made in heaven, and it ended with her suicide in 1963.

3rd September, 2005

A souvenir of the couple's happier times will be a star lot at Bonham's sale of the Roy Davids Collection, believed to be the first by an international auction house entirely devoted to portraits.

A pen-and-ink sketch on faintly lined paper of the young Ted Hughes by Plath, it shows the former British poet laureate in formal dress, a dinner jacket and bow tie.

Measuring 21 centimetres by 12.7, it was drawn at Cambridge when...

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