19th century French small bodied guitar branded Nicolas Henry, á Mirecourt to the inner back; Back and sides; birds eye maple; Table: fine grained spruce with multi-string binding to the edges and sound hole; Fretboard: ebony, scalloped; Hardware: brass tuning strips with shaped bone buttons; Case: semi-rigid case; Overall condition: good

* Previously owned and sold by the family of J.P Hodin, a European art critic and historian with major works on Edward Munch, Kokoschka, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and others. His archive is now in the Tate and courses on his work are run at the Courtauld Institute. He left Prague in search of the greatest artists of his age and, when in Paris, spent time in discussion with Picasso, Braque, Cocteau and Matisse. He purchased this guitar on his travels and taught himself how to play

Estimate £1000 – 1500 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Sold for £1000 29th of October 2018