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titleGalerie Bernheim-Jeune Records
repositoryGalerie Bernheim-Jeune
collection titleGallery maintains records c. 1930-present.


Information Source: The AAM Guide to Provenance Research

formatsBusiness Papers
accessFirm will respond to inquiries for a fee
record source
updated05/12/2022 11:09:41
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titleRecords of the Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Galerie Bonnier, 1918-1997.
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleComplete business records of the Galerie Bonnier, Geneva, Switzerland (1961-1997) and the Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, Sweden (1918-1974). The combined galleries dealt in Impressionist, Postimpressionist, Cubist, German Expressionist, and early abstract art. Important artists who figure as correspondents as well as subjects in the records include Bonnard, Braque, Cézanne, Degas, Derain, Friesz, Gauguin, Gleizes, Gris, Kandinsky, Klee, Leger, Matisse, Miró, Modigliani, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, Redon, Rodin, and Rouault. Records include reports and records from the shareholder’s meetings; notary deeds; account books with a book of buyer’s accounts; books of inventories (arranged alphabetically by artist’s name) from other galleries including Bernheim-Jeune and Durand-Ruel; inventories of works bought or accepted on consignment including those from Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler; invoices after 1930; index card files; correspondence; photographic documentation; press clippings; exhibition and auction catalogs. Includes a dossier of special files (organized by general topic) that contains letters in which paintings of contested authorship or provenance were authenticated by a range of experts that includes Pierre Courthion, Musée Rodin, Jean Ronfort, Pola Gauguin, Bernheim-Jeune, and Bernard Berenson. Correspondents consist of art critics such as Ragnar Hoppe, Gregor Paulson, and Axel Romdahl and art houses such as Bernheim-Jeune, Edmond Sagot, Walter Halvorsen, Valori Plastici, D.H. Kahnweiler, Durand-Ruel, Paul Rosenberg, Galerie Louis Carré, Berggruen & Cie, Pierre Courthion, and Michel Courturier.

Biographical or Historical Notes:
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm was founded in 1918 by Gosta Olsen. Later merged with Galerie Bonnier, Geneva, Switzerland in 1973. Galerie Bonnier was founded in 1961 in Lausanne, Switzerland by Jan Runnqvist, son of Harry Runnqvist who was Olsen’s partner in Stockholm. It later moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1969. Between 1964 and 1973, when his father died, Jan Runnqvist directed both galleries until closing Svensk-Franska in 1973 and moving all business records to Geneva.
extentca. 195 linear ft. (295 boxes) + ADDS (36 boxes) Original. 1 videocassette (VHS)
formatsBusiness Records Inventories Correspondence Research Files
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat530131
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
finding aidCollection is partially processed.
acquisition informationReceived in three acquisitions in 1999, 2003 and 2005. One videotape was received from Jann Runnqvist in 2003 and added to the archive. Additions received in 2005 are not yet processed or inventoried (ADDS 2).
updated11/12/2014 11:29:54
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