Only Connect - Edward Elgar <> Jelly D'Aranyi

How are these sitters connected?



Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1917 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt
by Sir William Rothenstein
1917
NPG 3868

Jelly D

Jelly D'Aranyi
by Charles Geoffroy-Dechaume
1920s?
NPG 5735

The connection
Edward Elgar was just one of the British composers to be entranced by violinist Jelly d’Aranyi, privately calling her his ‘tenth muse’.

Find out more about Elgar connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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NPG x27595 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Edward Elgar <> Yehudi Menuhin


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