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Archives related to: Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939

titlePapers, 1895-1939 (microfilm)
repositoryMusee D'Orsay
collection titlePapers, 1895-1939 (microfilm)


Information Source: The AAM Guide to Provenance Research

formatsMicrofilm
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.musee-orsay.fr/fr/espace-professionnels/professionnels/chercheurs/documentation.html
updated09/12/2019 15:29:01
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titlePapers
repositoryWildenstein Institute
collection titlePapers


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formatsBusiness Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.wildenstein-institute.fr/spip.php?page=wildenstein-regards&id_article=320&lang=en
updated11/12/2014 11:29:48
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titlePicasso and the Vollard suite [exhibition records].
repositoryNational Gallery of Canada
collection titleTEXTUAL RECORDS: five (5) exhibition file folders; two (2) clippings file folders.

GRAPHIC MATERIAL: four (4) b&w photographs (installation views, Moose Jaw Art Museum)

Note
Shown at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ont., Oct. 28-Nov. 28, 1976; Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, Sask., Feb. 8-Mar. 6, 1977; Langley Museum and National Exhibition Centre, Fort Langley, B.C., Mar 17-Apr. 15, 1977; Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre, Thunder Bay, Ont., May 1-31, 1977.

An exhibition of forty (40) prints from the series which Picasso did for the Parisian dealer Ambroise Vollard.

For other exhibitions of this work see EX 1432, EX 1452, and EX 1689B.

Organized by Douglas Druick.
extent6 cm of textual records, 4 photographs
formatsExhibition Files Clippings Exhibition Catalogs
accessNational Gallery of Canada records are subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Researchers must make an appointment with the Archivist in order to consult these records.
record sourcehttp://bibcat.gallery.ca/search
updated11/12/2014 11:29:48
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titlePaintings from the Vollard collection [exhibition records]. Imprint 1949-1968.
repositoryNational Gallery of Canada
collection titleTEXTUAL RECORDS: two (2) exhibition file folders, one (1) folder contains a photocopy of the exhibition catalogue; one (1) clippings file folder; (dates and title of exhibition mentioned in the Prints and Drawings checklist); one (1) archival copy of the exhibition catalogue entitled Paintings from the Vollard collection. Ottawa: NGC, 1950. 10 p.

GRAPHIC MATERIAL: fourteen (14) b&w photographs (installation views)

Note
Shown at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa., Ont., Nov. 7-26, 1950; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec., Dec. 2-17, 1950; Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Dec. 22, 1950-Jan. 5, 1951; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 12-28, 1951.
extent2.5 cm of textual records, 14 photographs
formatsExhibition Files Catalogs Clippings Photographs
accessNational Gallery of Canada records are subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Researchers must make an appointment with the Archivist in order to consult these records.
record sourcehttp://bibcat.gallery.ca/search
updated11/12/2014 11:30:02
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titleMiscellaneous papers regarding Ambroise Vollard, 1890-1939 (bulk 1890-1910)
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleCollection comprises original and photocopied letters and records related to the French art dealer Ambroise Vollard and the artists he represented.

Collection comprises original and photocopied letters and records related to the art dealer Ambroise Vollard and the artists he represented. Also included are transcriptions of photocopied materials.

Included are: 83 items of correspondence, 3 documents, 18 b&w photographs, 12 publications, 1 sketchbook, 2 watercolors, and 1 lithograph. The photocopies of stockbooks, account books, and correspondence, were made from original materials, some of which are now in the Musee D'Orsay. The transcriptions were made by Gerrard White from the photocopies.

Correspondence centers on artists Paul Gauguin, Georges Rouault, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Daniel de Monfreid, Henri Gabriel Ibels, and Maurice Denis; prominent critics such as Felix Feneon, Roger Marx, Andre Mellerio, Gabriel Mourey, and Jules Laforgue; dealers such as Vollard, Edouard Kleinmann, and Durand Ruel;

collectors such as Chaudet, Gabriel Frizeau, and Alexandre Natanson; publishers such as Floury and Marty; and the print dealer André Clot.
This collection was assembled by Gerrard White from various sources including Maurice Malingue, the family of André Mellerio, Baron Benys Cochin, the heirs of André Clot, John Rewald, and Vollard heir Lucien Sébastien.

Biographical / Historical Note

Ambroise Vollard, the pioneer French art dealer, patron and publisher, can be said to be the first of the ‘modern' art dealers. Malcolm Gee calls Vollard the "most notable contemporary art dealer of his generation in France." Born 1867 in Réunion, he moved to Paris to study law in 1890 and soon began buying and selling prints and drawings. After working at L'Union Artistique for Alphonse Dumas, Vollard set up his own business and in 1894 opened a gallery near the Opéra on the Rue Laffitte, then the center of the Paris art business.

Vollard organized Cézanne's first one-man exhibit and, as was his habit, bought works directly from the artist, building a collection of enormous value. He also bought work from van Gogh, Gauguin, Bonnard, Denis, Redon, Vuillard, Derain, Rouault, Vlaminck, Rousseau, Picasso, Maillol, and Matisse, often holding back the work for years to take advantage of rising prices.

Vollard is also known for his print publishing business (1890s through 1900) and for establishing the genre of the illustrated art book (livre d'artiste). After 1915 Vollard launched over 40 publishing projects with artists, many of which were incomplete when he died in 1939. Vollard wrote several books on artists (Cézanne, Renoir, Degas, among them) as well as his memoir, published in English with the title Recollections of a Picture Dealer (1936, 1978).

extent6.0 linear feet
formatsBusiness Papers Photocopies Photographs Sketchbooks Exhibition Files
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers. Read only. May not be copied or printed. Restricted.
record linkhttp://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3f59r7z4/entire_text/
record sourcehttp://primo.getty.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=GRI&afterPDS=true&institution=01GRI&docId=GETTY_ALMA21132677240001551
acquisition informationThe collection was assembled from various sources by Gerrard White, who also made the transcriptions in the collection. Acquired by the Getty Research Library in 2004.
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titleFonds Vollard MS 421
repositoryBibliothèque and Archives of the Musées Nationaux, Paris
collection titleThe archive includes original correspondence, ledgers, account books, daily agendas, shipping receipts and personal papers.
updated04/23/2015 13:48:03
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titleVollard Archives
repositoryThe Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné
collection titleArchival materials transcribed combine 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.

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, Cézanne’s painting. In November 1895 he mounted a retrospective of works by Cézanne, the artist’s first.

Vollard’s Archives are housed in the Bibliothèque and Archives of the Musées Nationaux, Paris, where it is 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 accessed in various ways: by stock number, catalogue number, vendor, buyer, by purchase price and occasionally by sale price.

Collection Historical Note
An online catalogue raisonné under the direction of Walter Feilchenfeldt, Jayne Warman and David Nash
extentSee website for full details.
accessAvailable online for free and requires users to register.
record sourcehttp://www.cezannecatalogue.com/resources/archives.php
updated04/23/2015 13:51:48
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