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 at the Musée d'Orsay, 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 also held at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, ODO 1996 56

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; "purchased for" may indicate the value at the time of entry.

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 without no.
Pigeonnier de Bellevue, 1889–90 (270)
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La Maison lézardée, 1892–94 (294)
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Quelques pommes, c.1879–80 (772)
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Nature morte, c.1890 (820)
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Bouteilles et pêches, c.1890 (830)
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Maison provençale, c.1865 (1008-TA)
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Toits de l'Estaque, 1878–82 (1057)
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Paysage en Provence, c.1880 (1080)
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Pont sur la Seine, 1880–85 (1097)
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Maisonnettes, 1880–85 (1100)
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Maison derrière un arbre, 1882–84 (1114)
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Branches et rochers, c.1890 (1294)
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Château Noir, c.1904 (1508)
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Paysan au canotier, c.1906 (1779)
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Portrait de Vallier, 1904–06 (1780)
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Le Pêcheur à la ligne, 1872–75 (1836-TA)
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Les Foreurs, 1873–74 (1844-TA)
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Olympia, c.1877 (1860)
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Les Moissonneurs, 1875–78 (1869)
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Le Réveil, c.1880 (1872)
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Pommes et tube de couleur, c.1878 (1901-TA)
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Nature morte: pêches et poires, 1882–85 (1904-TA)
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Assiette d'oranges, c.1885 (1906)
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Fruits, c.1885 (1907-TA)
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Les Rideaux, c.1885 (1923)
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Le Cruchon vert, 1885–87 (1924)
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Pensées dans un pot, 1885–88 (1931)
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Etude de crâne, 1902–04 (1985)
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Crâne sur une draperie, 1902–06 (1986)
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Baigneur, c.1890 (2039)
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Baigneurs, c.1888 (3007-45b)
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Baigneurs, c.1885 (3007-x5b-TA)
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Entrée de jardin, II, 1878–80 (3008-x1a)
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Baigneurs, c.1890 (possibly later) (3018-03a)
Vollard archive photo no. 1 and [35]
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1855
Baigneuse, 1877–78 (937)
Vollard archive 2 (also nos. 3 and 201)
Le Dessert, c.1900–06 (1975)
Vollard archive photo no. 2
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1865
Vollard archive photo no. 2 and 3
Vollard archive photo no. 3
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1885
La Bouteille de menthe, 1893–95 (857)
Vollard archive photo no. 4
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1886
Vollard archive photo no. 4
Etude de feuillage, 1900–04 (1980)
Vollard archive photo no. 5
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Ch. Boyer, 1868
Vollard archive photo no. 5
Sous-bois aux grands troncs (Fontainebleau?), 1892–94 (possibly later) (1326)
Vollard archive photo no. 6
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1885
Vollard archive photo no. 6
Route tournante, 1895–1900 (1397)
Vollard archive photo no. 7
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1886
Nature morte, 1888–90 (814)
Vollard archive photo no. 7
Maison dans les arbres, c.1890 (1264)
Vollard archive photo no. 8
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 8
Route en sous-bois, c.1890 (1287)
Vollard archive photo no. 9
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1870
Vollard archive photo no. 9
Etude d'arbres, c.1892 (1324)
Vollard archive photo no. 10
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Aixois
Vollard archive photo no. 10
Les deux pêcheurs, 1875–80 (1863)
Vollard archive photo no. 11
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Jas de Bouffan 1880
Vollard archive photo no. 11
Vollard archive photo no. 12
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Ste. Victoire 1880
Unassigned work
Vollard archive photo no. 12 and 13
Vollard archive photo no. 12 and 13
Eglantines, 1885–88 (1927)
Vollard archive photo no. 13
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1894
Nature morte, 1895–98 (869)
Vollard archive photo no. 14
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1877
Vollard archive photo no. 14
Un arbre, 1885–90 (1186-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 14
Vollard archive photo no. 15
Paysage, 1888–90 (252)
Vollard archive photo no. 15
Vollard archive photo no. 16
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Tholonet 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 16
Vollard archive photo no. 17
Vollard archive photo no. 17 and 447
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Chantilly 87
Vollard archive photo no. 18
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Auvers 1878
Vollard archive photo no. 18
Sous-bois, 1900–04 (1465)
Vollard archive photo no. 19
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1888
Vollard archive photo no. 19
Le Balcon, c.1900 (possibly later) (1427)
Vollard archive photo no. 20
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1891
Vollard archive photo no. 20
Les Berges, 1885–88 (1178)
Vollard archive photo no. 21
Vollard archive photo no. 21
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1870
Pastorale, 1870 (609)
Vollard archive photo no. 21 and 72
Groupe d'arbres, c.1885 (possibly later) (1143-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 22
Vollard archive photo no. 22
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: Valabrègue 1868
Vollard archive photo no. 22
Arbres, 1882–84 (1117)
Vollard archive photo no. 22
Toits d'une ferme, 1885–87 (1172-TA)
Vollard archive photo no. 24
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1878
Le Vase bleu, 1889–90 (823)
Vollard archive photo no. 24
Groupe d'arbres, 1885–90 (1198)
Vollard archive photo no. 25
description:
Annotated by Cezanne's son: 1880
Portrait de l'artiste, c.1882 (463)
Vollard archive photo no. 25
L'Arbre dépouillé, 1888–92 (1241-TA)
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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=photo%20without%20no. (accessed on October 15, 2021).