Only Connect - George Shaw <> Joseph Joachim

How are these sitters connected?


George Bernard Shaw, by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge, circa 1925 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Bernard Shaw
by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
circa 1925
NPG 4228

Joseph Joachim, by Sir Leslie Ward, published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1905 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Joachim
by Sir Leslie Ward
published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1905
NPG 4930

The connection
George Bernard Shaw wrote that Joseph Joachim’s playing of the music of Bach was ‘… welcome because it differs from the traditional insistence on hard outline to which we are accustomed.’

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NPG 5736 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

George Shaw <> Harriet Cohen


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