Only Connect - Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Jelly D'Aranyi

How are these sitters connected?


Ludwig van Beethoven, by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after  Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, (1823) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig van Beethoven
by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
(1823)
NPG D13759

Jelly D

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

The connection
Jelly d’Aranyi was Joseph Joachim’s great niece. She wrote ‘he could make Beethoven seem simple’, because ‘the secret was to trust Beethoven’.

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

Explore other Van Beethoven connections

NPG D5248 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Felix Mendelssohn

NPG 7447 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Joseph Joachim

NPG 6043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Sir Michael Tippett

NPG D5451 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Nicolo Pagnini

NPG 1678 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Richard Cosway

NPG 4467 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Thomas Eliot

NPG D13753 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Wolfgang Mozart


Return to panoramic view

Installation Video