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Price: $300.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

JAN KUBELIK - VIOLINIST

Autographed original photograph on a postcard mount of the legendary violinist in heavy pencil. The image is blind-stamped on the verso Architekt Vanek, Praha.† That was the stamp of the famed photography atelier owned by Jindrich Vanek (1888-1965).† The recipient has dated the photograph on the verso, January 28, 1931, Olomouc.

Kubelik (1880-1940) was one of the true legends of the fiddle prior to Heifetz reaching the West.† He was a pupil of Weber, Ondricek and Sevcik in Prague.† Made his touring debut in 1898 and his British debut with Hans Richter in 1900.† He reached the U.S. the following year.† By 1902 he had made so much money that he was able to bring the Czech Philharmonic to London to support his concerts!† He recorded prolifically and a live concert at Carnegie Hall in 1935 is available.† He was commanding the highest fees in music through the 1920ís.†

This is an extremely fine example of the photography of Vanek, whose portrait and landscape images are well represented at auction.† It is also an unusual piece due to the shadowing he employs around the edges.† The value of the photograph is taken into consideration.

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