Delius buys a Gauguin

Currently on show at the Grainger Museum is a copy of Paul Gauguin’s Nevermore painted by Jelka Delius (nee Rosen), the wife of composer Frederick Delius. This work attracted the curiosity of Nicholas Tammens, one of the Grainger Museum’s Client Services Officer, who recently posted his research into this work on the Special Collections blog.

With the assistance of Stephen J. Bury, Chief Librarian at the Frick Collection in New York, Nicholas helps shed some light on the significance of this painting in the social life of Frederick and Jelka Delius. More

Jelka Delius (1868-1935), Nevermore, Object 1, n.d. Grainger Museum Collection, The University of Melbourne

Image: Delius, Jelka (1868-1935), Nevermore, Object 1, n.d. Grainger Museum Collection, The University of Melbourne