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 A stockbook no. 4127
description:
Paysage à l'huile un pigeonnier genre tour
dimension:
65 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Conil
purchased for:
300 frs
purchased on:
December 18, 1899
Pigeonnier de Bellevue, 1889–90 (270)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4128
description:
paysage à l'huile avec maison jaune
dimension:
65 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Conil
purchased for:
300 frs
purchased on:
December 18, 1899
Vollard A stockbook no. 4136
description:
huile: Tentation de St Antoine. Le saint est assaillé par-dessus par un diable en vêtements rouges qui lui montre une femme dévêtue et des anges
dimension:
24 x 33 cm
purchased from:
Murer
purchased for:
800 frs
purchased on:
January 21, 1900
sold to:
Hessel buys for 1300 1.25.00
Vollard A stockbook no. 4141
description:
La maison fendue -- une maison sur la montagne
dimension:
80 x 64 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
350 frs
sold to:
Pellerin (1.6.00); 2000 francs (in an exchange)
La Maison lézardée, 1892–94 (294)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4156
description:
huile; nature morte; cruchon en gres gris, fruits sur une nappe
dimension:
38 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Cochin
purchased for:
500 frs
purchased on:
April 4, 1900
Pichet de grès, 1893–94 (853)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4161
description:
portrait de femme en gris
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
Vollard A stockbook no. 4162
description:
portrait de l'artiste par lui-même(?)
dimension:
59 x 45 cm
Portrait de l'artiste, c.1877 (449)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4164
description:
portrait de Valabrègue
dimension:
115 x 95 cm
Portrait d'Antony Valabrègue, 1866, Spring (399)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4165
description:
portrait de Madame Cezanne
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
Mme Cezanne à l'éventail, begun c. 1879; reworked 1886–88 (447)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4166
description:
Nature morte
dimension:
58 x 75 cm
Vollard A stockbook no. 4169
description:
Joueurs de cartes
dimension:
135 x 183 cm
Les Joueurs de cartes, 1890–92 (681)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4171
description:
Les joueurs de cartes
dimension:
92 x 130 cm
Les Joueurs de cartes, 1892–96 (685)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4172
description:
femme accoudée
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
Vollard A stockbook no. 4173
description:
femmes avec des robes crinolines
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
Vollard A stockbook no. 4174
description:
[femme au chapeau vert]
Vollard A stockbook no. 4175
description:
femme en rouge sous draperie B[ernheim]
dimension:
115 x 90 cm
Vollard A stockbook no. 4176
description:
Cezanne portrait au chapeau B[ernheim]
dimension:
60 x 50 cm
Vollard A stockbook no. 4177
description:
bouquet fond bleu B[ernheim]
dimension:
65 x 54 cm
Le Vase au jardin, 1900–04 (880)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4178
description:
nature morte B[ernheim]
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
Unassigned work
Vollard A stockbook no. 4179
description:
portrait de l'artiste nu tête B[ernheim]
dimension:
55 x 46 cm
Vollard A stockbook no. 4180
description:
portrait de femme B[ernheim]
dimension:
46 x 38 cm
Portrait de Mme Cezanne, 1885–86 (482)
Vollard A stockbook no. 4181
description:
pochade
Unassigned work
Vollard A stockbook no. 4182
description:
pochade
Unassigned work
Vollard A stockbook no. 4183
description:
pochade
Unassigned work
Vollard A stockbook no. 4184
description:
pochade
Unassigned work
Vollard A stockbook no. 4185
description:
pochade
Unassigned work
Vollard A stockbook no. 4186
description:
femme à la cafetiere
dimension:
130 x 92 cm
Vollard A stockbook no. 4187
description:
jeune homme à la tête de mort
purchased from:
Moline
Vollard A stockbook no. 4201
description:
nature morte C à 1/2 B[ernheim]
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Moline
purchased for:
3000 frs
purchased on:
April 26, 1904
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%20A&sbno=4168 (accessed on December 10, 2019).