HEIFETZ, JASCHA. (1901-1987). Russian-born, American violinist. SP. (“Jascha Heifetz”). 1p. 4to. N.p., 1935. [To American cartoonist and photographer Sam Hinerfeld]. A fine sepia bust portrait of a mustachioed Heifetz gazing directly into the camera. Broadly inscribed with “Best wishes” across the lower, light portion of the photograph in jet black ink.
Stunning Signed Image of the Celebrated Russian-Born, American Violinist
Signed by Jascha Heifetz
Heifetz began his musical lessons at age three and was performing outside his native Russia by eleven. On October 27, 1917, having fled the Russian Revolution by way of Serbia, he made his memorable American debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Heifetz is celebrated for his conscientious musical interpretations, as well as his flawless technical and tonal abilities.
Heifetz reportedly sported a moustache between 1934 and 1937, making photographs of him with facial hair less common. With some light creasing and wear around the edges. A stunning image of this master of the violin, in fine condition.