Ted Hughes portrait auctions for $11,500

Peter Edwards' 1993 portrait of the late nature poet Ted Hughes brought £7,500 ($11,523) to Bonhams London yesterday (April 10).

The portrait of Hughes sold along with Edwards' original artist's sketch, which captures the poet in a moment of deep and seemingly down-cast contemplation at the centenary of Wilfred Owen's birth.

Ted Hughes portrait sale
Living artist Peter Edwards and Ted Hughes were friends during Hughes' lifetime

Hughes (1930-1998), an internationally renowned nature poet and the some-time husband of Sylvia Plath, was ranked fourth in the Times newspaper's 2008 list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

His lengthy career includes over a dozen books of poetry, several works in translation, many essays, and highly praised children's fiction.

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