Only Connect - Jelly D'Aranyi <> Edward Elgar

How are these sitters connected?


Jelly D

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

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

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 D'Aranyi connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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NPG 4273 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jelly D'Aranyi <> Gustav Holst

NPG 4930 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jelly D'Aranyi <> Joseph Joachim

NPG D13759 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jelly D'Aranyi <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPG 4975(8) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jelly D'Aranyi <> Philip Heseltine


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