HEANEY, SEAMUS (b. 1939, Irish poet)
Lot 206
HEANEY, SEAMUS (b. 1939, Irish poet), JOINT PORTRAIT WITH HIS WIFE MARIE BY JUDITH ARONSON (b. 1942), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994 (printed later)
£3,500 - 4,000
US$ 5,900 - 6,800
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HEANEY, SEAMUS (b. 1939, Irish poet)
JOINT PORTRAIT WITH HIS WIFE MARIE BY JUDITH ARONSON (b. 1942), photograph, silver print, showing the Heaneys together at Harvard, Seamus turned to the right and Marie looking into the camera, signed by Judith Aronson below the image, framed and glazed, size of image 10 x 13 inches (25.5 x 33 cm), overall size 15 ½ x 18 ½ inches (39.5 x 47 cm), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994 (printed later)

This marvellous image of Seamus, the light miraculously caught in his hair and glasses, and with his wife, Marie, the Irish author and singer, one of the legendary Tyronic sisters, at Harvard, must rank as one of the great celebratory literary portraits of the age. It is illustrated in Likenesses. No example of this image is among the ten photographs by Judith Aronson in the National Portrait Gallery.

PROVENANCE: Judith Aronson.

REFERENCE: Judith Aronson, Likenesses, 2010.

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  • This lot is incorrectly marked 'AR' in the printed catalogue, and is not subject to Artists' Resale Right.
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