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. 205
description:
Annotated: 1897
Vollard archive no. 206
Poterie marseillaise, 1880–85 (1911)
Vollard archive photo no. 206
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: L'Estaque 1883
Vollard archive photo no. 207
description:
Annotated: 1885
Groupe de baigneurs, c.1895 (955)
Vollard archive photo no. 207
Le garçon au gilet rouge, II, 1889–90 (1755-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 208
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Auvers 1875
Vollard archive photo no. 208
Pommes, verre et bouteille, c.1895–98 (1961)
Vollard archive photo no. 209
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Auvers 1875
Vollard archive photo no. 209
Baigneur debout, c.1880 (2031)
Vollard archive photo no. 210
La baie de l'Estaque, 1878–82 (1056)
Vollard archive photo no. 210 and 257
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880–85 ; in another hand: 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 211
La maison de Bellevue, c.1890 (269)
Vollard archive photo no. 211
Le château de Médan, 1879–80 (1061)
Vollard archive photo no. 212
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Fontainebleau 1894
Sous-bois – La Forêt, 1900–04 (332)
Vollard archive photo no. 212
Vollard archive photo no. 213
Paysage du Nord, c.1885 (208)
Vollard archive photo no. 213
Vollard archive photo no. 214
description:
(Musée d'Orsay)
Vollard archive photo no. 214
description:
Annotated: 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 214
Arbre près d'un mur, c.1880 (1071-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 215
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1877
Vollard archive photo no. 215
Vollard archive photo no. 216
Sous-bois, c.1879 (132)
Vollard archive photo no. 216
Pêcheurs au bord de l'eau, 1872–75 (1837)
Vollard archive photo no. 217
Vollard archive photo no. 217 and 31
La partie de campagne, c.1875 (1852-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 218
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Pontoise 1877
Vollard archive photo no. 218
La vie des champs, 1872–75 (1839-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 219
Vollard archive photo no. 219
L'homme à la pipe, 1892–96 (1767)
Vollard archive photo no. 220
description:
Annotated: 1877
Pommes et serviette, 1879–80 (778)
Vollard archive photo no. 220
Homme assis, 1900–02 (1777)
Vollard archive photo no. 221
description:
Annotated: Chocquet 1875
Vollard archive photo no. 221
Fumeur accoudé, 1890–91 (1759)
Vollard archive photo no. 222
description:
Annotated: 1880
Cinq baigneurs, 1879–80 (935)
Vollard archive photo no. 222
Assiette de fruits, c.1885 (1905)
Vollard archive photo no. 223
Paysage d'automne, 1883–85 (198)
Vollard archive photo no. 223
L'Amour en plâtre, 1900–04 (2180)
Vollard archive photo no. 224
Vollard archive photo no. 225
description:
(annotated: 1883 )
Vollard archive photo no. 225
Le Bain, c.1885 (2036-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 226
description:
Annotated: 1877
Vollard archive photo no. 227
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Pontoise 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 228
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Melun, 1880
Le Pont de Maincy, 1879–80 (143)
Vollard archive photo no. 229
Vollard archive photo no. 230
Vollard archive photo no. 231
Vollard archive photo no. 233
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Auvers 1873
Vollard archive photo no. 234
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Jas de Bouffan 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 235
Vollard archive photo no. 236
description:
Annotated: 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 237
Trois poires, 1878–79 (754)
Vollard archive photo no. 238
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: circa 1880 ; in another hand: Hessel
Vollard archive photo no. 238
description:
Annotated 1888
Crâne, c.1885 (?) (805-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 239
description:
Annotated: 1885
Baigneuses, 1890–95 (959)
Vollard archive photo no. 240
Vollard archive photo no. 241
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Marne 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 242
description:
annotated 1877
Les baigneurs au repos, 1875–76 (925-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 243
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Pontoise 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 244
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Auvers 1873
Vollard archive photo no. 245
description:
annotated: 1877
Les baigneurs au repos, c.1876–77 (926)
Vollard archive photo no. 246
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Jas de Bouffan 1885
L'Allée du Jas de Bouffan, c.1864 (possibly later) (33-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 247
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Auvers 1873
Vollard archive photo no. 248
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: L'Estaque 1878
Vollard archive photo no. 249
description:
Annotated : 1877
Baigneur debout, c.1876 (929)
Vollard archive photo no. 250
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1875
Le vase bleu sombre, c.1880 (786)
Vollard archive photo no. 253
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Tholonet 1897
Vollard archive photo no. 254
Vollard archive photo no. 255
La vieille au chapelet, 1895–96 (515)
Vollard archive photo no. 256
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Pontoise 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 258
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Tholonet 1892 —97
Vollard archive photo no. 259
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Pontoise 1875
Maisons et sapins, c.1881 (174)
Vollard archive photo no. 260
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Chantilly 1887
Vollard archive photo no. 261
Deux pommes sur une table, 1895–98 (864)
Vollard archive photo no. 262
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1875
Vollard archive photo no. 263
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1879—90
Vollard archive photo no. 264
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Gardanne 1885
Environs de Gardanne, 1886–90 (230)
Vollard archive photo no. 266 and [194]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1885; Fayet
Vollard archive photo no. 267
Paysan assis, c.1900 (535)
Vollard archive photo no. 268
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880
L'Homme à la veste, 1874–76 (621)
Vollard archive photo no. 269 and [264]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1875
Une moderne Olympia, 1873–74 (628)
Vollard archive photo no. 270
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Marne 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 271 and [195]
description:
Annotated: [271] ; by Cezanne's son: Mon [t]briand 93
Le Grand Pin, 1887–89 (236)
Vollard archive photo no. 272 and 190
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1877; in another hand: Viau
Nature morte au compotier, 1879–80 (780)
Vollard archive photo no. 274 and [191]
description:
Both annotated: Viau
Vollard archive photo no. 276
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1900
Bouquet de fleurs, 1900–03 (881)
Vollard archive photo no. 277
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1896
Vollard archive photo no. 278
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1898
Femme nue debout, 1898–99 (694)
Vollard archive photo no. 279 and [2]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1897
Le Buveur, 1898–1900 (525)
Vollard archive photo no. 280
description:
Annotated: Marines 1898
Les Toits, c.1898 (326)
Vollard archive photo no. 281 and [195]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1889
Arlequin, 1888–90 (670)
Vollard archive photo no. 282
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1890
Le fumeur accoudé, c.1891 (506)
Vollard archive photo no. 283
Vollard archive photo no. 284
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1865 - 70
Clairière, c.1866 (44-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 285
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1899
Vollard archive photo no. 286
Vollard archive photo no. 287
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Auvers 1875
Le chemin du village, 1872–73 (74)
Vollard archive photo no. 288
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Peyron 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 289
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1875
Baigneurs et baigneuses, 1870–71 (902)
Vollard archive photo no. 290
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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=127 (accessed on April 6, 2020).