HUGHES, TED (1930-1998)
PORTRAIT BY MARK GERSON (b. 1921), vintage photograph, silver print, half length, looking into the camera, signed by Mark Gerson on the mount and inscribed 'London', his stamp on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 7 ½ x 9 ½ inches (19 x 24 cm), overall size 13 x 14 inches (34 x 37 cm), 
No example of this image is in the National Portrait Gallery. It was taken at the reception held at the time of the unveiling of the Silver Jubilee flower bowl in Queen Square, London. A version of this photograph with Nicholas Hughes next to Ted Hughes is reproduced in Elaine Feinstein, Ted Hughes, 2001. Ted's sister, Olwyn, was also his agent.
PROVENANCE: Mark Gerson.