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; "purchased for" may indicate the value at the time of entry.

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 W stockbook no. 5249
description:
paysage; huile
dimension:
32 x 65
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
10,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5251
description:
homme nu; huile
dimension:
33 x 22
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
10,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5260
description:
paysage; huile
dimension:
46 x 37
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
3,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5286
description:
paysage; huile
dimension:
14 x 23
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
500
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5307
description:
paysage; aquarelle
dimension:
31 x 48
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
5,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5361
description:
fleurs; aquarelle
dimension:
31 x 26
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
1,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Roses, 1885–88 (1929-TA)
Vollard W stockbook no. 5364
description:
tête d'homme; dessin
dimension:
14 x 10
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
200
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5401
description:
paysage; aquarelle
dimension:
23 x 31
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
6,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5462
description:
femme debout; aquarelle
dimension:
89 x 54
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
12,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Femme nue debout, 1898–99 (1878)
Vollard W stockbook no. 5508
description:
Le Printemps
purchased from:
Georges Bernheim
purchased for:
18,750 Fr
purchased on:
Oct. 16, 1923
Vollard W stockbook no. 5509
description:
L'Été
purchased from:
Georges Bernheim
purchased for:
18,750 Fr
purchased on:
Oct. 16, 1923
Vollard W stockbook no. 5510
description:
L'Automne
purchased from:
Georges Bernheim
purchased for:
18,750 Fr
purchased on:
Oct. 16, 1923
Vollard W stockbook no. 5511
description:
L'Hiver
purchased from:
Georges Bernheim
purchased for:
18,750 Fr
purchased on:
Oct. 16, 1923
Vollard W stockbook no. 5541
description:
Le jardinier
dimension:
65 x 54
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
250,000 Fr
purchased on:
Sept. 14, 1926
Le Jardinier Vallier, 1905–06 (547)
Vollard W stockbook no. 5549
description:
Paysage
dimension:
65 x 58 cm
purchased from:
Hôtel des Ventes
purchased for:
19,539 Fr
purchased on:
May 16, 1928
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5563
description:
femme accoudée
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
800,000 Fr
purchased on:
Sept. 26, 1926
sold to:
Bakwin
sold for:
1,400,000 Fr
Vollard W stockbook no. 5565
description:
Nature morte
dimension:
52 x 71 cm
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
225,000 Fr
purchased on:
Nov. 19, 1928
sold to:
Frank Stoop
sold for:
400,000 Fr
sold on:
Dec. 19, 1928
Vollard W stockbook no. 5567
description:
Paysage
dimension:
[no size given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
400,000
purchased on:
Nov. 1, 1929
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5574
description:
Vue de l'Estaque
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
66,000 Fr
purchased on:
April 6, 1933
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5575
description:
Baigneuse
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
240,000 Fr
purchased on:
July 29, 1933
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5576
description:
Deux buveurs, 2 dessins
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
21,000 Fr
purchased on:
Oct. 10, 1933
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5581
description:
Petite [...] Ste Victoire
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
25,000
purchased on:
October 1934
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5583
description:
Three Skulls
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Seligmann
purchased for:
45,000
purchased on:
Nov. 26, 1934
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5710
description:
Paysan
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
6,500
purchased on:
May 15, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5711
description:
paysage
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
6,000
purchased on:
May 15, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5712
description:
[no description]; dessin
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
300
purchased on:
May 15, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5713
description:
[no description]; aquarelle
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
4,000
purchased on:
May 27, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5714
description:
Baigneuses
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
17,000
purchased on:
June 15, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5715
description:
paysage
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
14,000
purchased on:
June 15, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5717
description:
croquis
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
500
purchased on:
June 25, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5721
description:
[no description]; aquarelle
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
5,000
purchased on:
July 19, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5722
description:
[no description]; aquarelle
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
5,000
purchased on:
July 19, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5724
description:
Le buveur
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
26,000
purchased on:
August 1, 1935
Le Buveur, 1898–1900 (525)
Vollard W stockbook no. 5729
description:
nautre morte; aquarelle
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
6,000
purchased on:
Nov. 9, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5730
description:
personnage; aquarelle
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
10,000
purchased on:
Nov. 10, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5745
description:
Le clos normand; huile
dimension:
[no dimensions given]
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
40,000 Fr
purchased on:
Jan. 5, 1938
Vollard W stockbook no.
Unassigned work
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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=stockbook&sb=Vollard%20W (accessed on May 7, 2021).