PLATH (OTTO) Studio portrait of Otto Plath, half-length, by Bachrach, [1924]; together with a copy of Otto Plath's Bumblebees and Their Ways 1934 (2)

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Lot 301
PLATH (OTTO)
Studio portrait of Otto Plath, half-length, by Bachrach, [1924]; together with a copy of Otto Plath's Bumblebees and Their Ways 1934 (2)

Sold for £ 437 (US$ 550) inc. premium
The Property of Frieda Hughes
PLATH (OTTO)
Studio portrait of Otto Plath, half-length, by Bachrach, platinum silver, on original mount, signed by the photographer lower right, image 160 x 115mm., [1924]; together with a copy of Otto Plath's Bumblebees and Their Ways 1934 (2)

Footnotes

  • A vintage studio portrait of Sylvia Plath's father Otto (1885-1940), who was immortalised by her in the poem 'Daddy'. Ted Hughes's 'Picture of Otto', published in Birthday Letters, was inspired by a photograph of him.

    Included in the lot is a first edition of Otto Plath's book Bumblebees and their Ways (1934). This copy belonged to Otto's grandson Nicholas, inscribed with his name by Ted Hughes.

    Provenance: Sylvia Plath, and by descent to her daughter Frieda.
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