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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 D13759

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’.

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