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 archive photo no. 1 and [35]
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1855
Baigneuse, 1877–78 (937)
Vollard archive 2 (also nos. 3 and 201)
Le Dessert, c.1900–06 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 2
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1865
Vollard archive photo no. 2 and 3
Vollard archive photo no. 3
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1885
La Bouteille de menthe, 1893–95 (857)
Vollard archive photo no. 4
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1886
Vollard archive photo no. 4
Etude de feuillage, 1900–04 (2082a)
Vollard archive photo no. 5
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Ch. Boyer, 1868
Vollard archive photo no. 5
Sous-bois aux grands troncs (Fontainebleau?), 1892–94 (possibly later) (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 6
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 6
Route tournante, 1895–1900 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 7
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1886
Nature morte, 1888–90 (814)
Vollard archive photo no. 7
Vollard archive photo no. 8
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 8
Route en sous-bois, c.1890 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 9
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1870
Vollard archive photo no. 9
Etude d'arbres, c.1892 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 10
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Aixois
Vollard archive photo no. 10
Les deux Pêcheurs, 1875–80 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 11
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Jas de Bouffan 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 11
Vollard archive photo no. 12 and 13
Eglantines, 1885–88 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 12 and 13
Vollard archive photo no. 13
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1894
Nature morte, 1895–98 (869)
Vollard archive photo no. 14
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1877
Vollard archive photo no. 14
Vollard archive photo no. 14
Un arbre, 1885–90 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 15
Paysage, 1888–90 (252)
Vollard archive photo no. 15
Vollard archive photo no. 16
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Tholonet 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 16
Vollard archive photo no. 17
Vollard archive photo no. 17 and 447
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Chantilly 87
Vollard archive photo no. 18
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Auvers 1878
Vollard archive photo no. 18
Sous-bois, 1900–04 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 19
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 19
Le Balcon, 1900 (possibly later) (2080a)
Vollard archive photo no. 20
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1891
Vollard archive photo no. 20
Les Berges, 1885–88 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 21
Vollard archive photo no. 21
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1870
Pastorale, 1870 (609)
Vollard archive photo no. 21 and 72
Groupe d'arbres, 1885 (possibly later) (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 22
Vollard archive photo no. 22
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Valabrègue 1868
Vollard archive photo no. 22
Toits d'une ferme, 1885–87 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 22
Arbres, 1882–84 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 24
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1878
Le Vase bleu, 1889–90 (823)
Vollard archive photo no. 24
Groupe d'arbres, 1885–90 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 25
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1880
Portrait de l'artiste, c.1882 (463)
Vollard archive photo no. 25
L'arbre dépouillé, 1888–92 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 25 and 449
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: L'Estaque 1883
Vollard archive photo no. 26
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Paris 1872
Les Toits de Paris, c.1882 (178)
Vollard archive photo no. 26
Le Peintre et la femme, 1867–70 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 26
Vollard archive photo no. 27
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Alfort 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 27
Sous-bois, c.1895 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 27
Vollard archive photo no. 27 and [192]
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Hattenville 1885;Viau
Vollard archive photo no. 28
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1877
Baigneuses, 1876–77 (possibly earlier) (919-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 28
Vollard archive photo no. 29
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 29
Vollard archive 30 (also, erroneously, no. 31)
Dans la forêt, I, 1895–98 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 30
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1868
Vollard archive 31 (also, erroneously, no. 30
Le chemin, c.1890 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 31
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1897
Vollard archive photo no. 31
La Partie de campagne, c.1875 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 32
Gardanne vu du Claou, 1883–85 (197)
Vollard archive photo no. 32
Vollard archive photo no. 33
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1877
Vollard archive photo no. 33
Vollard archive photo no. 34
Vollard archive photo no. 34,[36], and 501
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1892
Vollard archive photo no. 35
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1878
Vollard archive photo no. 35
Vollard archive 36 (also, erroneously, no. 37)
Vollard archive photo no. 36
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: J. Peyron, 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 36 and 37
Vollard archive photo no. 37
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1886
Vollard archive photo no. 38
Vollard archive photo no. 38
Entrée latérale de l'Hôtel de l'Abbaye, Talloires, 1885–90 (possibly later) (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 39
Vollard archive photo no. 40
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Chantilly 1887
Vollard archive photo no. 40
Ferme sur la route du Tholonet, 1885 (possibly later) (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 41
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: L'Estaque 1871
Vollard archive photo no. 41
Vollard archive photo no. 42
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1893
Vollard archive photo no. 43
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 43
Vollard archive photo no. 44
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: L'Estaque 1871
Vollard archive photo no. 45
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1887
Nature morte, 1890 (?) (832)
Vollard archive photo no. 45
Feuilles dans un pot vert, 1890–92 (000)
Vollard archive photo no. 46
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Aix 1890
Vollard archive photo no. 46
Vollard archive photo no. 47
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: 1877
Trois baigneuses, 1876–77 (923)
Vollard archive photo no. 48
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: L'Estaque 1883
Vollard archive photo no. 48 and 116
Route tournante près d'Aix, 1900–06 (000-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 49
Vollard archive photo no. 49 and 465
description:
Annotated by Cézanne's son: Tholonet 1897
La Meule, 1892–94 (291)
Vollard archive photo no. 50
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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=archives&sb=Vollard (accessed August 18, 2018).
Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.