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Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes | photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo

Margin Scheme

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes | photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes | photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

David Bailey--Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes


Photographic portrait of the couple


full length, seated together in their flat in Chalcot Square, London, looking towards the floor, 315 x 225mm, photographer's stamp on reverse ("Vogue Studio [...] Photograph by David Bailey"), captioned on the reverse in Plath's hand ("Ted & Sylvia Hughes | 3 Chalcot Square | London NW1 | 1961"), small pin hole, slight marks at top right, minor wear at edges,caption smudged


[with:] Another press photograph of the couple, half length, in conversation with their backs to a wall, 190 x 240mm, c.1961


The young David Bailey took this shot, presumably for the July 1961 issue of Vogue, which included an article about Ted Hughes, Louis MacNeice, Thomas Kinsella, and William Empson.

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate


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