Jungman was a naturalised Englishman, but returned to Holland frequently and painted Dutch subjects for exhibition in London. He also illustrated books. The sitter here was Stefi Geyer (1888-1956) a celebrated and precociously talented Hungarian violinist, painted between 1905 and 1910. She was adored by the composer Bela Bartok, who composed his violin concerto for her. She could not reciprocate his feelings and rejected him, and his concerto, but each kept a copy of the score in a locked drawer. After their deaths, it was revived by David Oistrakh.