HUGHES, TED (1930-1998) and OLWYN HUGHES (b. 1928)
PORTRAIT BY CAROL ORCHARD HUGHES, vintage photograph, silver print, half length, facing the camera, smiling broadly, set against the rhododendron trees in the car park of Gidleigh Park Hotel, Devon, framed and glazed, size of image 6 ½ x 9 ½ inches (16 x 24 cm), overall size 9 ½ x 14 inches (24 x 36 cm), Gidleigh Park, Devon, undated [but early 1990s]
ONE OF THE HAPPIEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF TED HUGHES, taken by his wife on the occasion of one of our many visits to Gidleigh Park. It totally belies his craggy, unsmiling reputation. This photograph has not been reproduced to my knowledge. No example of it is in the National Portrait Gallery.
PROVENANCE: Carol Hughes.