Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes | Collection of six photographs with the Hughes family in Yorkshire, September 1956
H. Ogden--Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Collection of six photographs of the couple with the Hughes family outside their Yorkshire home, taken by a local photographer:
i) Hughes and Plath standing, arm in arm, three-quarter length, with photographer's stamp on the reverse ("H. Ogden | "Caldaire" | Ashton Road | Mytholmroyd")
ii) Hughes, Plath, and Edith Hughes standing, arm in arm, half-length
iii) Family group with Plath, Hughes, Hughes's parents, and Hughes's aunt and uncle Walter and Edith Farrar, full length
iv) Path, Hughes, Edith and William Hughes, full length
v) Plath and Hughes, standing, arm in arm, three-quarter length
vi) Plath, Hughes, Edith and William Hughes, standing in the doorway of 'The Beacon'
vintage silverprints, each 165 x 120mm, each in a paper folder, September 1956
A well-known photograph of the newly-married couple is here accompanied by five other photographs from the same occasion. These photographs were taken at the Hughes family home, 'The Beacon', Heptonstall Slack, near Hebden Bridge, in September 1956, during the visit of Hughes's wealthy maternal uncle, Walter Farrar, and his wife. Hughes and Plath came to Yorkshire from Spain, having spent their honeymoon in Benidorm (then a picturesque fishing village). She delighted in the landscape of the moors and explored nearby Brontë country with her husband; the moorland landscape features in a number of her poems, most notably 'Wuthering Heights'. On 1 October she took a train south to Cambridge to begin her second and final year of study as a Fulbright scholar (see next lot).
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