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(a) French violinist using the typical 17th-century breast position and thumb-under-hair grip: lithograph after a painting (1665) by Gerrit Dou; (b) Jascha Heifetz playing in a high positionlocked

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(a) French violinist using the typical 17th-century breast position and thumb-under-hair grip: lithograph after a painting (1665) by Gerrit Dou; (b) Jascha Heifetz playing in a high position

Hulton Getty Picture Collection, London

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