Vollard Archives

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, Cezanne’s painting. In November 1895 he mounted a retrospective of works by Cezanne, the artist’s first.

Vollard’s Archives are housed in the Bibliothèque and Archives of the Musées Nationaux, Paris, where they are 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.

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, Musée d'Orsay, archives Vollard,  MS 421 [5,8]).

Stockbook W (January 1, 1922–January 5, 1938): Inventory numbers 1–5745 (Wildenstein Institute). N.B. The "purchase date" is an indication of when the work was entered into the inventory.

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 sorted by stock number or FWN number.

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Vollard archive photo no. 48 and 116
Route tournante près d'Aix, 1900–06 (1471-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 49
Vollard archive photo no. 49 and 465
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Tholonet 1897
La Meule, 1892–94 (291)
Vollard archive photo no. 50
Vollard archive photo no. [50] and 51
Portrait of Mme Cezanne, 1886–87 (488)
Vollard archive photo no. 51
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1878 Guillaume
Vollard archive photo no. 51
Vollard archive photo no. [51] and [129]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1888–89
Vollard archive photo no. 52
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1894
Portrait de femme, c.1898 (533)
Vollard archive photo no. 52
Une cabane, c.1880 (1082)
Vollard archive photo no. 53
Gardanne, le vieux pont, 1885–86 (1156)
Vollard archive photo no. 54
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Bords de la Marne 1888
Au bord de l'eau, 1890–92 (281)
Vollard archive photo no. 54
Vollard archive photo no. 55
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Tholonet 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 55
Rose dans la verdure, 1895–1900 (1957)
Vollard archive photo no. 55bis
Vollard archive 56 (also, erroneously, no, 57)
Vollard archive photo no. 56
Vollard archive 57 (also, erroneously, no. 56)
Sous-bois, 1895–1900 (1401-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 57
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Fontainebleau 1894
Rochers et arbres, c.1904 (342)
Vollard archive photo no. 58
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Marne 1894
Les Reflets dans l'eau, 1892–94 (284)
Vollard archive photo no. 58
Vollard archive photo no. 59
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 59
Groupe de maisons, 1880–85 (1099)
Vollard archive photo no. 60
Arbres au bord de l'eau, 1890 (1256-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 60 and 83
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1883
Baigneurs, 1890–95 (951)
Vollard archive photo no. 61
Vollard archive photo no. 61
Arbres, c.1900 (possibly earlier) (1433)
Vollard archive photo no. 62
Vollard archive photo no. 62
Cabane provençale, 1885–90 (1199)
Vollard archive photo no. 63
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Aix, Jas de Bouffan 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 63
Vollard archive 64 (also no. 138)
Arbre, c.1890 (1270-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 65
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1877
Vollard archive photo no. 65
Arbres au bord d'une route, 1880–85 (1090)
Vollard archive photo no. 66
description:
Annotated: 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 66
Vollard archive photo no. 67
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1892
Les Joueurs de cartes, 1890–92 (681)
Vollard archive photo no. 67
Pot de géranium, c.1885 (1917)
Vollard archive photo no. 68
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 68
Vollard archive photo no. 69
Vollard archive photo no. [69b] and 467
Intérieur de forêt, 1898–99 (324)
Vollard archive photo no. 70
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1877
Trois baigneuses, c.1875 (920)
Vollard archive photo no. 70
Vollard archive photo no. 71
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: L'Estaque 1883
Vollard archive photo no. 71 and 89
Broussailles, 1900–04 (1462)
Vollard archive photo no. 72
Vollard archive photo no. 73
Portrait de l'artiste, c.1877 (444)
Vollard archive photo no. 73
Deux crânes, c.1890 (possibly later) (1947)
Vollard archive photo no. 74
Paysage du nord, 1875–76 (98)
Vollard archive photo no. 74
Arbres, mur et surface d'eau, 1888–92 (1255-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 75
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1856
Paysage avec moulin, c.1860 (possibly earlier) (1-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 75
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, 1900–02 (1460)
Vollard archive photo no. 76
La Carrière de Bibémus, 1898–1900 (318)
Vollard archive photo no. 76
Vollard archive photo no. 77
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Aix 1886
Vollard archive photo no. 77
Arbres et rochers, c.1890 (1289)
Vollard archive photo no. 78
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880
Sucrier, poires et tapis, 1893–94 (852)
Vollard archive photo no. 78
Vollard archive no. 79
Corbeille de fruits, c.1890 (possibly later) (1945)
Vollard archive photo no. 79
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 80
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1885
Vollard archive photo no. [80]
Vollard archive photo no. 81
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1877
Vollard archive photo no. 81
Vollard archive photo no. 82
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1883
Nature morte avec l'Amour en plâtre, c.1895 (possibly earlier) (692)
Vollard archive photo no. 82
Paysage de Provence, 1890–95 (1313)
Vollard archive photo no. 83
Quatre baigneuses, 1876–77 (921)
Vollard archive photo no. 83
Toits et arbre, 1888–90 (1260)
Vollard archive photo no. 84
Reflets dans l'eau, c.1896 (1414)
Vollard archive photo no. 84 and [306?]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son : 1865
Vollard archive photo no. 85
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 85
Sous-bois, 1882–84 (1119)
Vollard archive photo no. 86
Bord de rivère et champ, 1890–95 (1329-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 87
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1885
Quatre baigneuses, c.1880 (942)
Vollard archive photo no. 87
Arbres, 1882–84 (1116-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 88
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1875
Le Ruisseau, 1872–75 (624)
Vollard archive photo no. 88
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, c.1900 (1441-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 89
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1867
Vollard archive photo no. 90
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1885
Un coin de table, c.1895 (863)
Vollard archive photo no. 90
Vollard archive photo no. 91
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1865
La Femme au perroquet, 1862–64 (575)
Vollard archive photo no. 91
Vollard archive photo no. 92
description:
Annotated: 1894
Vollard archive photo no. 93
Homme debout, c.1873 (?) (623-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 93 and 94
Vollard archive photo no. 93 and 94
Vollard archive photo no. 94
Vollard archive photo no. 95
Amandiers en Provence, c.1899 (1430)
Vollard archive photo no. 96
Vollard archive photo no. 96
Vollard archive photo no. 96bis
Pommes, carafe et sucrier, 1900–06 (1969)
Vollard archive photo no. 97
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Melun 1878
Vollard archive photo no. 97
Vollard archive photo no. 98
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1865
Vollard archive photo no. 98
Vollard archive photo no. 99
Vollard archive photo no. 100
description:
Annotated: 1887
Vollard archive photo no. 100
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Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "Vollard Archives." The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.cezannecatalogue.com/resources/stockbooks.php?type=archives&sb=Vollard&sbno=172 (accessed on January 21, 2020).