[Facsimile signature:] Wilma Hallé. (Norman Neruda).
164, Regent Street, London. [Published by Sampson Low & Co. May 1889.]
Photograph on card mount. Card size: 400 x 292mm. (16 x 11˝").
Wilma Neruda, Lady Hallé, originally Wilhelmine Maria Franziska Neruda (1838 - 1911) was a famous violinist who came from a family long famous for musical talent. She studied with Professor Leopold Jansa (1795-1875), and made her first public appearance as a violinist in Vienna at the age of seven, playing one of Bach's Violin Sonatas. Between 1888 and 1896 the firm of Walery issued a remarkable series of portraits entitled 'Our Celebrities' which were published as a monthly issues by the publisher Sampson, Low & Co., together with biographical text on the subjects. The part works subsequently became available as bound volumes.
W: 1484. NPG: x9139.
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