Thank you for viewing our listing. For your consideration, we are offering a rare, 1950s postcard. It features a photo of a cast of Chopin's left hand underscored by a 1931 Édouard Ganche quote about Chopin. Ganche was a French musicologist who specialized in Chopin and his compositions.
The original French quote appears above its Spanish translation. The photo of the cast of Chopin's hand was taken by A. Zerkowitz Studios of Barcelona, Spain.Adolfo Zerkowitz was an Austrian photographer who settled in Barcelona and worked there with his son Alfredo Zerkowtiz. Les mains de Fréderic Chopin jouant de piano firent entendre merveilleusement les plus splendides harmonies et les plus pathétiques expressions de l'âme que son génie avait prodiguées dans ses ouevres immortelles. Tocando el piano las manos de Frederico Chopin hicieron oír maravillosamente las más espledidas armonías y las mas patéticas expresiones del alma, prodigiados por su genio en sus obras inmortales. Quote's English Translation (not on card). The hands of Frederic Chopin playing the piano marvelously made heard the most splendid harmonies and the most pathetic expressions of the soul that his genius had lavished in his immortal works. Measures 3.7" x 5.4" (9.40 x 13.72 cm). Standard postcard size is 3.5" x 5.5" (8.89 x 13.97 cm). This card is slightly wider & slightly shorter than standard. Light surface wear, including discolorations. Photo paper is partially offset from cardboard backing.
Uneven edges, likely due to this offsetting. Right edge is creased, with moderate to heavy wear (see last 2 images).
The item pictured is the one you will receive. We invite you to review its condition with care using the magnification function in the images above. Your items will be packed securely to ensure their safe arrival. We will do our best to resolve any issues.
International orders will be declared at sale value. The item "Frederic Chopin-Hand Cast-Bilingual Quote-French/Spanish-Zerkowtiz-Surreal RPPC" is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards\Real Photo". The seller is "thethirdshelf" and is located in Ossining, New York.This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.