The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) is proud to announce the long-anticipated release of three prestigious archival collections, which provide significant information for market studies and provenance research of 19th and 20th century French art.
Eugène and Jules Féral Inventories, 1841 – 1940
The Eugène and Jules Féral Inventories provide an overview of the professional activities of the French art experts Eugène and Jules Féral. The collection consists of 226 appraisal and inventory dossiers on important Parisian collections including those of Louis Lacaze, Théophile Thoré and Marie Frédéric de Reiset.
Galerie Étienne Bignou Photo Archive, c. 1909 – 1950
The Galerie Étienne Bignou Photo Archive consists of 1,777 black and white, photographic reproductions of works by artists the French art dealer sold or exhibited at his Paris, London and New York galleries. The collection includes reproductions of works by French artists from the 19th and 20th centuries including Honoré Daumier, Jean Lurçat, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and George Seurat.
M. Knoedler & Co. Scrapbooks, 1892 – 1932
The M. Knoedler & Co. Scrapbooks consists of nine albums of press clippings documenting art exhibitions, sales, and heists of European and American art in Paris, New York and London. The Knoedler gallery gave the scrapbooks to George Isarlo who gifted them to the Fondation Wildenstein in the 1970s.
In 2021, the WPI will continue to offer free access to significant primary sources and research materials compiled by the historic Wildenstein Institute with the release of the Henry Certigny Papers, Galerie Druet Records, Dieterle Records, Galerie Gérard Frères Records and Charles Sterling Papers.