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. 101
Vollard archive photo no. 102
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1890—95
Vollard archive photo no. 102
Meules et chaumières, 1885–90 (1245-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 103
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Copie de Delacroix, circa 1885
La Rivière, c.1881 (166)
Vollard archive photo no. 104
description:
Annotated: Tholonet circa 1902
Château Noir, 1903–04 (361)
Vollard archive photo no. 104
Vollard archive photo no. 105
La Route tournante, c.1877 (110)
Vollard archive photo no. 105
Les pots de fleurs, 1902–06 (1983)
Vollard archive photo no. 106
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1890
Le Paysan, 1890–92 (501)
Vollard archive photo no. 106
Vollard archive photo no. 107
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880–85
Maison et arbres, 1888–90 (255)
Vollard archive photo no. 107
Vollard archive photo no. 108
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Valabrègue 1875
Vollard archive photo no. 108
L'Amour en plâtre, 1900–04 (2181)
Vollard archive photo no. [108bis]
Paysan assis, c.1897 (523)
Vollard archive photo no. 109
Paysage, c.1865 (22)
Vollard archive photo no. 109
L'Amour en plâtre, 1900–04 (2182)
Vollard archive photo no. 110
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1885
Le Vase de tulipes, 1890–92 (827)
Vollard archive photo no. 110
La feuillée, c.1890 (1282)
Vollard archive photo no. 111
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Jas de Bouffan, 1885 —90
Mme Cezanne au jardin, 1879–80 (possibly later) (455)
Vollard archive photo no. 111
La futaie, 1880–85 (1094)
Vollard archive photo no. [111]
Vollard archive photo no. 112
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1880–85
Baigneurs, c.1890 (947)
Vollard archive photo no. 112
Vollard archive photo no. 113
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1885
Baigneurs, c.1890 (948)
Vollard archive photo no. 113
Forêt, c.1890 (1283)
Vollard archive photo no. 114
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1889
Vollard archive photo no. 114
Paysage provençal, 1900–04 (1468)
Vollard archive photo no. 115
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1890
L'Amour en plâtre, 1894–95 (688)
Vollard archive photo no. 115
Vollard archive photo no. 117
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1890–91
Les Joueurs de cartes, 1891–92 (680)
Vollard archive photo no. 117
Pont sur la Seine, c.1885 (1148)
Vollard archive photo no. 118
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 118
Paysage provençal, 1895–1900 (possibly later) (1372)
Vollard archive photo no. 119
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Melun 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 119
Paysage au bord de l'eau, 1878–80 (1055)
Vollard archive photo no. 119
Vollard archive photo no. 120
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1889
Le Garçon au gilet rouge, 1888–90 (494)
Vollard archive photo no. 120
Vollard archive photo no. 121
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880–85
La Baignade, 1875–77 (909)
Vollard archive photo no. 121
Paysage des environs d'Aix, 1900–06 (1470)
Vollard archive photo no. 122
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1890 ; in another hand: 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 122
La remise à Château Noir, 1890–95 (1322)
Vollard archive photo no. 123
Entrée de ferme, c.1890 (1262)
Vollard archive photo no. 123 and 410
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1885–90; and Sainte-Victoire 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 124
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Chantilly 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 124
Sous-bois (Fontainebleau), 1892–94 (1325-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 125
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1880
Trois baigneuses, 1876–77 (922)
Vollard archive photo no. 125
Le jardin, 1875–80 (1037)
Vollard archive photo no. 126
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1877
Le plat de pommes, c.1877 (possibly later) (742)
Vollard archive photo no. 126
Sous-bois, 1895–1900 (possibly later) (1403)
Vollard archive photo no. 127
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Viaduc d'Aix, circa 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 127
Le bassin du Jas de Bouffan, 1888–92 (1246-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 128
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1875–80
Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1878–80 (655-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 128
Vollard archive photo no. 129
Vollard archive photo no. 130
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1885
La Lutte d'amour, c.1880 (657)
Vollard archive photo no. 130
Les grands arbres, 1902–04 (1493)
Vollard archive photo no. 131
Vollard archive photo no. 131
Vollard archive photo no. 132
Vollard archive photo no. 132 and [206]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Aix, circa 1890
Vollard archive photo no. 133
Au bord de l'eau, 1878–80 (1053)
Vollard archive photo no. 133
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1875—80 ; in another hand: 1875
Unassigned work
Vollard archive 134 (also no. 166)
Maison et bosquet, c.1890 (1265)
Vollard archive photo no. 134
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1875–80; in another hand: 1878
Pommes et gâteaux, 1877–79 (744)
Vollard archive photo no. 135
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1870
Vollard archive photo no. 135
Vollard archive photo no. 136
Arbres et bâtiments, 1890–95 (1310)
Vollard archive photo no. 137
Pente boisée, 1895–1900 (1380-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 137 and 557
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880 —85; and: 1885
Groupe de baigneurs, 1892–94 (953)
Vollard archive photo no. 138
Vollard archive photo no. 139
description:
Annotated: 1874
Vollard archive photo no. 139 and 2
Laveuses, c.1880 (1864)
Vollard archive photo no. 140
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1875–80
Deux harengs, 1872–73 (713-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 140
Rochers à Bibémus, 1895–1900 (1384)
Vollard archive photo no. 141
Campagnes de Bellevue, 1892–95 (278)
Vollard archive photo no. 141
Paysage provençal, 1885–90 (1206)
Vollard archive photo no. 142
Le Chemin qui monte, 1881–82 (175)
Vollard archive photo no. 142
description:
Annotated: Melun 1880 ; in another hand: 1874
Verre et pommes, 1879–80 (779)
Vollard archive photo no. 142
Vollard archive photo no. 143
Le viaduc, 1888–92 (1247-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 143 and [183]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1875
Fleurs dans un vase, c.1877 (732)
Vollard archive photo no. 144
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Allée du Jas de Bouffan 1880–85
Vollard archive photo no. 144
Vollard archive photo no. 145
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 145
Vollard archive photo no. 146
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son : Aubert 1865
L'Oncle Dominique, 1866–67 (405)
Vollard archive photo no. 146
Vollard archive photo no. 147
Vollard archive photo no. 147 and [100]
description:
Annotated: circa 1875 [erased]
La Conversation, 1872–73 (620)
Vollard archive photo no. 148
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Portrait de Mlle C., 1875; in another hand: 1878
Vollard archive photo no. 148
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, 1900–02 (1458)
Vollard archive photo no. 149
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1880 ; in another hand: 1873
Pommes et biscuits, 1879–80 (773)
Vollard archive photo no. 149 and 198
Chemin sous bois, 1904–06 (1516)
Vollard archive photo no. 150
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Auvers 1875
Vollard archive photo no. 151
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1880
Baigneuses devant une tente, 1883–85 (possibly earlier) (944)
Vollard archive photo no. 151
Vollard archive photo no. 152
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, 1885–87 (1167)
Vollard archive photo no. [152] and 153
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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=223 (accessed on July 7, 2020).