Vollard Archives

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Ambroise Vollard (1866–1939) was an art dealer and a key figure in the late nineteenth century and first decade of the twentieth century. He was a champion of avant-garde art and, in particular, Cézanne’s painting. In November 1895 he mounted a retrospective of works by Cézanne, the artist’s first.

Vollard’s Archives are housed in the Bibliothèque and Archives of the Musées Nationaux, Paris, where it is classified as Fonds Vollard MS 421. The archive includes original correspondence, ledgers, account books, daily agendas, shipping receipts and personal papers.  A large photographic archive is held at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

The archival material transcribed here combines the dealer’s stockbooks (A, B and C), a “virtual stockbook” (X) and a partial inventory (W). Photocopies of the stockbooks can be found in John Rewald Papers at the National Gallery Archives, Washington, D.C.

Some original stockbooks are housed at the Wildenstein Institute in Paris. read more ∨

Stockbook A (1899–ca. April 1904): Inventory numbers 3301–4210 (Wildenstein Institute; photocopy in John Rewald Papers)

Stockbook B (ca. June 1904–December 1907): Inventory numbers 3301–4560 (Vollard Archives; photocopy in John Rewald Papers)

Stockbook C (ca. March 1918–ca. 1922): Inventory numbers 7016–7609 (Wildenstein Institute; photocopy in John Rewald Papers)

Stockbook X (January 1912–end 1912): “Inventory numbers” 5000–5500 (virtual “stockbook” created from Vollard’s agendas, MS 421 [5,8]).

Stockbook W (January 1, 1922–January 5, 1938): Inventory numbers 1–5745 (Wildenstein Institute)

Vollard photo archive numbers: these numbers have been carried over from John Rewald’s 1996 catalogue raisonné and were consulted by him at the Wildenstein Institute. The Musée d’Orsay has another set of photographs.

The stockbooks can be accessed in various ways: by stock number, catalogue number, vendor, buyer, by purchase price and occasionally by sale price. ∧ collapse

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Vollard C stockbook no. 7018
description:
Paysage. plaine et arbres au fond collines bleues
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7019
description:
Vallée de l'Arc. Viaduc du chemin de fer
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7027
description:
Jeune fille à la poupée
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7028
description:
Femme en rouge assise un livre à la main
purchased from:
Cézanne
Portrait de femme, c.1898 (533)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7029
description:
Baigneuses (tableau très abîmé)
dimension:
73 x 92 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Quatre baigneuses, 1888–90 (956)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7031
description:
Mon portrait
dimension:
100 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7033
description:
Paysage. grand mur rouge
dimension:
92 x 68 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Le Rocher rouge, c.1895 (308)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7034
description:
Paysage tonalité bleu
dimension:
100 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Clairière, c.1895 (302)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7035
description:
Auvers. La Route
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7036
description:
homme debout
dimension:
82 x 59 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7037
description:
Carrière rochers rouges. paysage
dimension:
81 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7045
description:
allée d'arbres. Jas de Bouffan
dimension:
81 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7046
description:
Maison provençale dans un paysage
dimension:
81 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Gardanne vu du Claou, 1883–85 (197)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7052
description:
Paysage. Le Jas de Bouffan
dimension:
73 x 55 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Le Jas de Bouffan, 1890–94 (279)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7055
description:
maison dans paysage provençal
dimension:
50 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
La Maison abandonnée, 1878–79 (113)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7068
description:
Baigneuses (dernière manière)
dimension:
54 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Baigneuses, 1899–1904 (976)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7088
description:
Paysage. La mer à L'Estaque
dimension:
99 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7099
description:
Paysan au chapeau de paille assis dans paysage
dimension:
65 x 54 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Homme assis, 1905–06 (546)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7100
description:
Jeune homme étendant au bord de l'eau
dimension:
56 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Garçon couché, c.1890 (674)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7107
description:
Tête de jeune fille
dimension:
55 x 45 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Portrait de fillette, c.1896 (519)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7124
description:
Tête d'Homme
dimension:
55 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Le Paysan, 1890–92 (501)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7126
description:
Portrait de Gasquet
dimension:
65 x 54 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7132
description:
3 têtes de mort
dimension:
35 x 61 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Trois crânes, c.1898 (873)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7134
description:
Tête d'homme
dimension:
46 x 38 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7135
description:
Nature morte assiette de cinq fruits
dimension:
23 x 33 cm
purchased from:
Fritz Meyer
Pommes, orange et citron, c.1885 (800-TA)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7136
description:
Paysan assis
dimension:
73 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Paysan assis, c.1900 (535)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7137
description:
Jeune homme assis
dimension:
73 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7141
description:
La route de la ferme
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Loeser
Vollard C stockbook no. 7142
description:
paysage. collines bleues au fond. Midi
dimension:
50 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7143
description:
Nature morte 7 fruits assiette pichet sucrier
dimension:
36 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7147
description:
esquisse. tête de femme
dimension:
55 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7154
description:
Tête d'homme. époque ancien
dimension:
46 x 38 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7155
description:
Le jardinier plein air
dimension:
65 x 54 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Le Jardinier, 1885 (possibly later) (673)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7157
description:
Paysage
dimension:
70 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Arbres et route, c.1890 (264)
Vollard C stockbook no. 7158
description:
ébauche de fleurs
dimension:
57 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Cézanne
Vollard C stockbook no. 7159
description:
paysage. maisons et arbres
dimension:
46 x 55 cm
purchased from:
Vente Tanguy
Vollard C stockbook no. 7414
description:
Maison dans la campagne d'Aix
dimension:
58 x 80
Vollard C stockbook no. 7415
description:
Paysage arbre et route tournante
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
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Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Vollard Archives." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://www.cezannecatalogue.com/resources/archives.php?type=stockbook&sb=Vollard%20C (accessed June 22, 2018).
Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.