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, 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 sorted by stock number or FWN number.

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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
Madame 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. 4168
description:
paysage (Exposition Centennale)
dimension:
45 x 55 cm
purchased from:
[not for sale]
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
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
Vollard B stockbook no. 3336
description:
Paysage. La Montagne Ste Victoire
dimension:
65 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Vollard B stockbook no. 3337
description:
(?) Sous bois
dimension:
81 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Vollard B stockbook no. 3338
description:
Fumeur accoudé
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Le Fumeur, 1893–96 (507)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3339
description:
Maison avec pignon au milieu d'arbres
dimension:
72 x 93 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3340
description:
terrasses [superposées] près d'une route
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Vollard B stockbook no. 3341
description:
Meule dans un coin de foret
dimension:
73 x 92 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
La Meule, 1892–94 (291)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3342
description:
Paysage; au fond des maisons au devant des arbres
dimension:
73 x 92 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3343
description:
Arbres nus dans paysage
dimension:
73 x 92 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Sous-bois, 1890–92 (266)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3344
description:
Arche de pont dans paysage vert
dimension:
73 x 92 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Vollard B stockbook no. 3345
description:
Esquisse de paysage vert
dimension:
73 x 92 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Sous-bois, 1897–98 (312)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3346
description:
Maisons à toits rouges dans paysage
dimension:
54 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3347
description:
Esquisse nature morte avec cruchon
dimension:
54 x 71 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Vollard B stockbook no. 3348
description:
Femme assise
dimension:
65 x 54 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Portrait de femme, c.1900 (536)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3349
description:
Baigneurs nus
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Cinq baigneurs, 1880–82 (936)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3365
description:
Nature morte. Bouquet de tulipes
dimension:
73 x 42 cm
purchased from:
Fabbri
purchased for:
3000 frs
Le Vase de tulipes, 1890–92 (827)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3368
description:
Deux joueurs de cartes
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Les Joueurs de cartes, 1891–96 (686)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3369
description:
Paysage en plein soleil
dimension:
73 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
150 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3390
description:
Paysage noir
dimension:
65 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3391
description:
Esquisse de paysage
dimension:
81 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Moline
purchased for:
150 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3392
description:
Maison au milieu d'arbres
dimension:
65 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Maison et arbres, 1888–90 (255)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3419
description:
Paysage avec des roseaux au premier plan
dimension:
81 x 100 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
300 frs
Le Pilon du Roi, 1887–88 (242)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3431
description:
Maisons etagées. Paysage du midi
dimension:
92 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3434
description:
Nature morte; tasse et fruits
dimension:
38 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Mme Bernard
purchased for:
150 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3447
description:
Paysage. Arbre[s] contre un mur
dimension:
23 x 38 cm
purchased from:
Vente Zola
purchased for:
350 frs
Mur de jardin, 1867–68 (47)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3451
description:
Maisons étagées
dimension:
81 x 65 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne (per Bernheim-Jeune)
purchased for:
500 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3512
description:
Paysage
dimension:
37 x 40 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
75 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3516
description:
Baigneurs
dimension:
27 x 41 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Le Bain, 1892–94 (954)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3517
description:
Paysage du midi; marine
dimension:
46 x 55 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3518
description:
Paysage. Montagnes
dimension:
46 x 55 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3561
description:
Le mont "Sainte Victoire" - au premier plan une route jaune avec une bande verte
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
300 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3562
description:
Paysage maisons et arbres
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
150 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3563
description:
Paysage arbres entrelacés, maisons au fond
dimension:
54 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
Vollard B stockbook no. 3564
description:
Nature morte; assiette de pommes, cruchon et draperie
dimension:
54 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
600 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3565
description:
Paysage; aqueduc de Roc Faveur
dimension:
60 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
300 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3567
description:
Esquisse d'enfant avec chapeau de paille
dimension:
73 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3568
description:
Esquisse de paysage
dimension:
73 x 57 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
75 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3569
description:
Nature morte; une boîte à lait et des fruits sur un fond de papier peint
dimension:
59 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Bernheim-Jeune
purchased for:
800 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3570
description:
Paysage avec arbres; barrrière au 1er plan
dimension:
53 x 73 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3571
description:
Paysage. Forêt avec reflet dans l'eau
dimension:
65 x 92 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
150 frs
Les Reflets dans l'eau, 1892–94 (284)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3572
description:
Les voleurs et l'âne
dimension:
41 x 55 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
150 frs
Les Voleurs et l'âne, c.1870 (612)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3573
description:
Paysage manière noir
dimension:
22 x 23 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3574
description:
Un foreur
dimension:
20 x 15 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
50 frs
Le foreur, 1873–74 (622)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3575
description:
Sujet allégorique
dimension:
27 x 35 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Apothéose de Delacroix, 1890–94 (687)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3576
description:
Nature morte. Fruits sur coin de nappe
dimension:
25 x 44 cm
purchased from:
Cassatt
purchased for:
200 frs
Pommes et linge, 1879–80 (763)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3665
description:
nature morte; pommes et serviette
dimension:
38 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
20 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3680
description:
Portrait de Choquet (crayon)
dimension:
15 x 9 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
20 frs
Portrait de Victor Chocquet, 1875–77 (1721-TA)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3712
description:
Personnages nus (aquarelle)
dimension:
11 x 23 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
25 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3731
description:
L'assassinat
dimension:
31 x 25 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
125 frs
La Femme étranglée, 1875–76 (636)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3734
description:
Femme nue et une autre à ses pieds
dimension:
27 x 23 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
125 frs
Bethsabée, 1885–90 (663)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3756
description:
Nus
dimension:
47 x 77 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
150 frs
Groupe de baigneuses, c.1895 (960)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3765
description:
Paysage (aquarelle)
dimension:
31 x 49 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3766
description:
Paysage (aquarelle)
dimension:
31 x 48 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3769
description:
Homme nu. Aquarelle
dimension:
50 x 41 cm
purchased from:
Bernheim-Jeune
purchased for:
500 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3781
description:
Poires pêches et pichet sur fond gris
dimension:
46 x 54 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Nature morte, c.1890 (?) (832)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3782
description:
Tentation de St. Antoine
dimension:
57 x 76 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3783
description:
Le repas sur l'herbe. Personnages nus et habillés
dimension:
65 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
300 frs
Pastorale, 1870 (609)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3790
description:
Paysage noir
dimension:
28 x 35 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
50 frs
Paysage, c.1865 (26)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3791
description:
Paysage avec mer au fond
dimension:
27 x 35 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
50 frs
Paysage, c.1865 (22)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3791
description:
Paysage avec mer au fond, 27 x 35
Vollard B stockbook no. 3792
description:
Tête de mort
dimension:
33 x 45 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
50 frs
Crâne, c.1885 (?) (805-TA)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3793
description:
Nature morte. Fruits
dimension:
28 x 41 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Nature morte, c.1890 (802)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3794
description:
Esquisse de nature morte
dimension:
38 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
50 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3795
description:
Personnages nus sur fond bleu
dimension:
38 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
50 frs
Vollard B stockbook no. 3796
description:
Portrait de femme en gris
dimension:
55 x 46 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Femme assise, 1879 (possibly later) (452)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3797
description:
Jardinier dans campagne ensoleillée
dimension:
65 x 54 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Le Jardinier, c.1885 (possibly later) (673)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3798
description:
Paysage. Forêt
dimension:
92 x 75 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
300 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3799
description:
Marine ancienne
dimension:
23 x 33 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
50 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3800
description:
Jardin au Jaste[sic] de Bouffan
dimension:
46 x 56 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
100 frs
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3801
description:
Buste de jeune Italien
dimension:
65 x 54 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
200 frs
Le Garçon au gilet rouge, 1888–90 (494)
Vollard B stockbook no. 3802
description:
Paysage au midi. Maisons
dimension:
58 x 81 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
150 frs
sold to:
B-J
Unassigned work
Vollard B stockbook no. 3803
description:
Paysage; auprès d'une pièce d'eau
dimension:
73 x 60 cm
purchased from:
Cezanne
purchased for:
300 frs
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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. http://www.cezannecatalogue.com/resources/stockbooks.php (accessed on February 22, 2019).