Heifetz, Jascha. (1901–1987) [George Hurrell (1904–1992)]
Original Hurrell Photograph
Original signed and numbered photograph, an iconic image of the great violinist. Silver gelatin emulsion photograph (1937, printed later), signed and numbered 78/110. 14 x 11 inches. Small surface blemish in area of black by Heifetz's head, light warping and ding to upper right corner, else fine condition.
The photographer George Hurrell made a significant contribution to the image of glamour presented by Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. Throughout the decade of the 1930s, Hurrell photographed every star contracted to MGM, and his striking black-and-white images were used extensively in the marketing of these stars. He is known as the "Grand Seigneur of the Hollywood Portrait." In 1979-1982 he released three portfolios in limited editions, for which all printing and quality was supervised by Hurrell and each print was signed and numbered in pen by him. The present rare photograph is from one such portfolio.