Jelly D'Aranyi (c.1920s). Charles Geoffroy-Dechaume (French, 1877-1944). Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery.
D'Aranyi, a Hungarian violinist, is wearing a dress that epitomises the liberation of women’s fashion in the 1920s. The carnations, traditional flowers of concert-goers in Italy and Spain, lying on a classical window ledge recall early Italian paintings of the fifteenth century.