Szeryng, Henryk. (1918–1988)
Signed Hand Tracing
Original outline of the Polish-Mexican violinist's left hand, traced in pencil, boldly signed and dated January 1949 on an album leaf titled "Forget-Me-Not." Left edge rough and some light toning; overall in fine condition. 7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.7 cm). Most unusual!
A student of Carl Flesch and (for composition) Nadia Boulanger, Szeryng had a major performing and recording career, and was a frequent collaborator with Arthur Rubinstein and Pierre Fournier. He became a naturalized Mexican citizen after visiting in 1941 on a mission to relocate Polish refugees from the Nazis, and he taught in Mexico for many years while maintaining an active concert career. He is widely considered one of the major violinists of the 20th century.