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 X stockbook no. 5451
description:
portrait de Cezanne
Vollard X stockbook no. 5450
description:
Melun
Vollard X stockbook no. 5331
description:
L'apprenti philosophe
sold to:
Reber
sold for:
70,000 Fr
sold on:
October 25, 1912
Vollard X stockbook no. 5330
description:
aquarelle
sold to:
Meller
sold for:
800 Fr
sold on:
October 25, 1912 (sent)
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5328
Vollard X stockbook no. 5326
description:
portrait de Gasquet
sold to:
Hessel
sold for:
15,000 Fr
sold on:
October 11, 1912
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5325
description:
portrait de paysan
sold to:
Hessel
sold for:
20,000 Fr
sold on:
October 11, 1912
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5293
Vollard X stockbook no. 5284
description:
illegible, but probably a work on paper
purchased from:
Fabbri
purchased for:
3,000 Fr
purchased on:
July 30, 1912
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5258
description:
paysage
sold to:
Fabbri
sold for:
10,000 Fr
sold on:
July 30, 1912
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5254
Le chemin du village, 1872–73 (74)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5253
Vollard X stockbook no. 5250
Baigneurs, c.1892 (952)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5240
sold to:
possibly JP Schneider, Frankfurt
sold for:
27,000 Fr
sold on:
August 7, 1912
Vollard X stockbook no. 5239
description:
baigneurs
Baigneurs, c.1890 (948)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5238
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5234
purchased from:
Hessel
purchased on:
June 28, 1912
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5230
description:
Les voleurs et l'âne
purchased from:
Cochin
purchased for:
10,000 Fr
purchased on:
June 24, 1912
Les Voleurs et l'âne, c.1870 (612)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5228
description:
baigneur [baigneuses?]
purchased from:
Cochin
purchased for:
17,000 Fr
purchased on:
June 24, 1912
Vollard X stockbook no. 5215
description:
La promenade à l'air
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5195
description:
fleurs
dimension:
100 x 81cm
Bouquet de fleurs, 1900–03 (881)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5190
description:
nature morte
Sucrier, poires et tapis, 1893–94 (852)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5189
description:
L'Estaque
dimension:
99 x 80 cm
Vollard X stockbook no. 5157
description:
baigneuses
Quatre baigneuses, 1877–78 (938)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5156
description:
nature morte
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5155
description:
paysage
sold to:
Geb Guyer, Zurich
sold for:
35,000 Fr
sold on:
April 15, 1912
Vollard X stockbook no. 5146
Le Fumeur accoudé, c.1891 (505)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5145
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5144
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5143
La Maison lézardée, 1892–94 (294)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5142
Vollard X stockbook no. 5141
description:
paysage, L'Estaque
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5140
Rochers et arbres, c.1904 (342)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5139
Vollard X stockbook no. 5138
Vollard X stockbook no. 5137
Nature morte, c.1900 (877)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5136
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5133
sold on:
March 13, 1912
Vollard X stockbook no. 5075
Vollard X stockbook no. 5074
Eaux et feuillages, 1892–93 (287)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5042
description:
Nature morte de chez Kann
sold to:
Ivan Morosoff
sold for:
30,000 Fr
sold on:
Jan. 22, 1912
Nature morte, c.1890 (834)
Vollard X stockbook no. 5041
description:
Le Pont de chez Bernheim
sold to:
Ivan Morosoff
sold for:
30,000 Fr
sold on:
Jan 22, 1912
Vollard X stockbook no. 5001
Unassigned work
Vollard X stockbook no. 5000
description:
une petite toile de Cezanne nature morte - no. de rentoilage 365*
sold to:
Cochin
sold for:
5,000 Fr
sold on:
Jan. 2, 1908
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 5575
description:
Baigneuse
purchased from:
Private collection
purchased for:
240,000 Fr
purchased on:
July 29, 1933
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 5511
description:
L'Hiver
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. 5509
description:
L'Été
purchased from:
Georges Bernheim
purchased for:
18,750 Fr
purchased on:
Oct. 16, 1923
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 5248
description:
maisons; huile
dimension:
38 x 45
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
8,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Le Moulin à huile, c.1872 (65)
Vollard W stockbook no. 5240
description:
tête de vieillard; huile
dimension:
51 x 48
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
10,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Vollard W stockbook no. 5235
description:
nature morte; huile
dimension:
23 x 40
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
10,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5138
description:
paysage; aquarelle
dimension:
31 x 47
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
1,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5137
description:
paysage; aquarelle
dimension:
31 x 47
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
2,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Meller
sold for:
3,500 Fr
sold on:
Nov. 17, 1923
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 5135
description:
paysage; aquarelle
dimension:
31 x 46
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
3,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Meller
sold for:
3,500 Fr
sold on:
Nov. 17, 1935
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 4999
description:
femmes nues baigneuses; aquarelle
dimension:
24 x 37
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
55,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Oskar Reinhart
sold for:
80,000
sold on:
April 25, 1925
Baigneuses, 1900–06 (2042)
Vollard W stockbook no. 4995
description:
personnage; dessin
dimension:
32 x 21
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
400
purchased on:
32 x 21
sold to:
Meller
sold for:
1,500
sold on:
Nov. 17, 1923
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 4884
description:
paysage; aquarelle
dimension:
40 x 64
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
3,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 4808
description:
Scène de cabaret; huile
dimension:
136 x 184
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
500,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Barnes
sold for:
1,000,000
sold on:
Dec. 23, 1925
Les Joueurs de cartes, 1890–92 (681)
Vollard W stockbook no. 4804
description:
portrait par lui-même; huile
dimension:
25 x 19
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
50,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Hahnloser, Zurich
sold for:
75,000
sold on:
April 25, 1925
Portrait de l'artiste, 1877–78 (445)
Vollard W stockbook no. 4699
description:
d'après l'ancien, l'enfant au lapin; huile
dimension:
55 x 47
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
800
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Bignou
sold for:
2,000
sold on:
1939
Vollard W stockbook no. 4498
description:
d'après l'antique; dessins
dimension:
47 x 30
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
300
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 4491
description:
baigneuses; huile
dimension:
73 x 92
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
160,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Hugo Perls
sold for:
$7,500
sold on:
Oct. 21, 1926
Quatre baigneuses, 1888–90 (956)
Vollard W stockbook no. 4435
description:
femme nue (Nana); huile
dimension:
44 x 63
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
75,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Thannhauser, Lucerne
sold for:
150,000
sold on:
March 21, 1924
Femme nue (Léda?), c.1887 (661)
Vollard W stockbook no. 4434
description:
Auvers; huile
dimension:
92 x 73
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
100,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Georges Bernheim
sold for:
275,000 total (with W. inv. 3947)
sold on:
Oct. 16, 1923
Unassigned work
Vollard W stockbook no. 4433
description:
portrait de Gasquet; huile
dimension:
65 x 54
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
46,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold on:
Dec. 10, 1923
Vollard W stockbook no. 4297
description:
paysage; huile
dimension:
[no size given]
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
40,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Quinn
sold for:
60,000
sold on:
June 27, 1922
Vollard W stockbook no. 4225
description:
maisons de Provence; huile
dimension:
60 x 80
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
70,000
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
von Hirsch
sold for:
100,000
sold on:
March 2, 1922
Vollard W stockbook no. 4161
description:
tête d'enfant; dessin
dimension:
25 x 24
purchased from:
AV inventory
purchased for:
1,500
purchased on:
Jan. 1, 1922
sold to:
Meller
sold for:
300 Fr
sold on:
Nov. 17, 1923
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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 (accessed on December 8, 2019).