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INVENTORY OF THE M. KNOEDLER & CO. RECORDS, approximately 1848-1971
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Series I. Stock books, 1872-1977

Physical Description: 83.0 linear feet (60 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The 60 stock books document acquisitions of paintings and watercolors made by M. Knoedler & Co. in New York and London. Each entry lists the seller from whom Knoedler bought the artwork, and the artist, title and date of the work. Also included is brief information regarding the buyer who purchased the work from Knoedler, along with the sales date.
Selected stock books are being digitized and made available online. Connect to digitized stock books.  

Arrangement note

Arranged in four subseries: I.A. Paintings; I.B. Watercolors; I.C. London; I.D. Others.
 

Series I.A. Paintings, 1872-1970

Physical Description: 24.0 linear feet (11 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains eleven volumes of Knoedler's stock books for paintings acquired by the firm from 1872 to 1970. Stock of paintings was numbered 1 to 17039, a numbering system that was initiated in 1876 with the recording of new acquisitions in stock book number 3 and was in use until December 1927. Beginning in January 1928, a new numbering system was adopted with the letter A preceding the numbers. The first volumes provide indices for steamers that were used for the shipment of the artworks. The later volumes provide indices for the vendors from whom Knoedler acquired the paintings. The first two books record a variety of transactions, including joint acquisitions and commissions from other dealers, such as Goupil.

Arrangement note

Arranged is by numerical order.
Box 1

Painting stock book 1, 1872 December-1881 September

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Includes commissions.
Box 2

Painting stock book 2, 1873 April-1878 August

Painting stock book 2, 1873 April-1878 August (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 3

Painting stock book 3: 1-4368, 1875 December-1883 December

Painting stock book 3: 1-4368, 1875 December-1883 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Includes commissions; stock numbers 378-477 are recorded in Painting stock book 2.
Box 4

Painting stock book 4: 4369-8799, 1883 April-1899 April

Painting stock book 4: 4369-8799, 1883 April-1899 April (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 5

Painting stock book 5: 8800-12652, 1899 April-1911 December

Painting stock book 5: 8800-12652, 1899 April-1911 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 6

Painting stock book 6: 12653-15139, 1911 December-1920 July

Painting stock book 6: 12653-15139, 1911 December-1920 July (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Loose sheets listing commissions for M. Knoedler & Co., Chicago, dated March 25, 1931 and July 1, 1930, are inserted inside the back cover.
Box 7

Painting stock book 7: 15140-17039, 1921 January-1927 December

Painting stock book 7: 15140-17039, 1921 January-1927 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 8

Painting stock book 8: A1-A2680, 1928 January-1943 November

Painting stock book 8: A1-A2680, 1928 January-1943 November (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 9

Painting stock book 9: A2681-A4782, 1943 November-1952 February

Painting stock book 9: A2681-A4782, 1943 November-1952 February (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 10

Painting stock book 10: A4783-A7177, 1952 January-1959 February

Painting stock book 10: A4783-A7177, 1952 January-1959 February (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Inventory A4783-A7177 begins on page 67.
Box 11

Painting stock book 11: A7178-A9437, 1959 February-1970 December

Painting stock book 11: A7178-A9437, 1959 February-1970 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Inventory A7178-A9437 begins on page 68.
 

Series I.B. Watercolors, 1872-1972

Physical Description: 17.0 linear feet (14 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains seven stock books documenting watercolors that entered the firm's stock from 1872 to 1972 and seven volumes providing indices of artist names for the years 1892 to 1913. Beginning in 1899, Knoedler's stock of watercolors was inventoried by the letters WC preceding the numbers. Beginning in January 1928, a new numbering system was adopted with the letters WCA preceding the numbers.

Arrangement note

Arranged in two groups: Stock books and Artists, A-Z.
 

Stock books, 1872-1972

Physical Description: 7 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Each entry in the stock books lists the seller from whom Knoedler bought the artwork, and the artist, title and date of the work. Also included is brief information regarding the buyer who purchased the work from Knoedler, along with the sales date. The first volumes provide indices for steamers that were used for the shipment of the artworks. The later volumes provide indices for the vendors from whom Knoedler purchased the watercolors. A variety of transactions are recorded, including joint acquisitions and commissions from other dealers, such as Goupil.
Box 12

Watercolor stock book 1: Old stock, 1-592, 1872 December-1879 April

Watercolor stock book 1: old stock, 1-592, 1872 December-1879 April (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

An index lists the steamers used for the shipment of the artworks.
Box 13

Watercolor stock book 2: 593-2021, 1879 May-1884 April

Watercolor stock book 2: 593-2021, 1879 May-1884 April (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 14

Watercolor stock book 3: WC1-WC1006, 1899 October-1915 June

Watercolor stock book 3: WC1-WC1006, 1899 October-1915 June (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Box 15

Watercolor stock book 4: WC1007-WC2288, October 1915-December 1927

Watercolor stock book 4: WC1007-WC2288, October 1915-December 1927 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 16

Watercolor stock book 5: WCA1-WCA1390, January 1928-1951

Watercolor stock book 5: WCA1-WCA1390, January 1928-1951 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 17

Watercolor stock book 6: WCA1391-WCA3323, October 1951-March 1964

Watercolor stock book 6: WCA1391-WCA3323, October 1951-March 1964 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 18

Watercolor stock book 7: WCA3324-WCA4124, March 1964-July 1972

Watercolor stock book 7: WCA3324-WCA4124, March 1964-July 1972 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Artists, A-Z, 1892-1913

Physical Description: 7 volumes

Scope and Content Note

The volumes are indices of artists whose watercolors acquired by M. Knoedler & Co. have remained in the firm's stock in the years indicated. Included are the title of the artwork, the stock number assigned to it, and its price.
Box 19

Watercolor artists 2, 1892-1895

Watercolor artists 2, 1892-1895 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 20

Watercolor artists 3, 1895-1897

Watercolor artists 3, 1895-1897 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 21

Watercolor artists 4, 1897-1900

Watercolor artists 4, 1897-1900 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 22

Watercolor artists 5, 1901-1902

Watercolor artists 5, 1901-1902 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 23

Watercolor artists 6, 1902-1905

Watercolor artists 6, 1902-1905 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 24

Watercolor artists 7, 1906-1910

Watercolor artists 7, 1906-1910 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 25

Watercolor artists 8, 1911-1913

Watercolor artists 8, 1911-1913 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Series. I.C. London, 1894-1977

Physical Description: 36.0 linear feet (30 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The acquisitions by the London branch of M. Knoedler & Co. are documented in several sets of stock books. These sets contain overlapping information and appear to have been used and maintained by the different offices of the firm. Before January 1928, artworks that had been assigned a stock number upon entering the stock of the London office, were assigned a different stock number when entering the stock of the New York office. Both offices developed separate numbering sequences. Beginning in January 1928 and with the stock number A1, there appears to have been an attempt to unify the numbering sequence of both offices. Later, another numbering system consisted of the letters L or F preceding the number to indicate inventory from the London and Paris offices, respectively. Are also included in this subseries stock books that were maintained by the London office, but which record transactions by the New York office.

Arrangement note

Arrangement in three groupings: Paintings, Watercolors, and Others.
 

Paintings, 1891-1977

 

Stock 20-A4296, 1891-1967

Scope and Content Note

The set consists of six volumes documenting paintings acquired by the London office from 1891 to 1967. Entries under a London stock number may list a later stock number assigned by the office in New York. Entries may also include a shipment date to New York. Each volume includes an index or indices listing names of artists. The archive includes a companion volume that records acquisitions of watercolors. See: Watercolor stock book 1: WC30-WC7646, WCA1-WCA802 (Box 51). The set partially duplicates information found in a set titled European stock books, which is incomplete (Boxes 53-54).
Box 26

Painting stock book 1: 20-3350, 1891-December 1902

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

The volume consists of stock books numbered 1 to 4, each appended with an index of artist names.
Box 27

Painting stock book 2: 143-5253, 1902 December-February 1912

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

The volume consists of stock books 5 to 8, each appended with an index of artist names.
Box 28

Painting stock book 3: 5257-6780, April 1912-May 1921

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

The volume consists of stock books 9 to 12, each appended with an index of artist names.
Box 29

Painting stock book 4: 6781-8277, July 1921-December 1927

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 30

Painting stock book 5: A1-A2005, January 1928-May 1938

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 31

Painting stock book 6: A2006-A4296, May 1938-January 1950

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Stock A1-A9454, 1928-1971

Scope and Content Note

The set partially duplicates information found in stock books maintained by the New York office. See Subseries I.A. Each volume contains an index listing artist names.
Box 32

Painting stock book 1: A1-A3093, 1928-1945

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 33

Painting stock book 2: A3094-A6282, 1946-1956

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 34

Painting stock book 3: A6283-A9320, 1956-1969

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 35

Painting stock book 4: A9321-A9454, 1969-1971

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Includes 13160AW, 13161AD-13166AD, 13167JAL-13181JAL, 13182-13184, 13185AL-13186AL, 13187-13208, 13209AD, 13210AW, 13211.
 

Books 1-19, 1894-1977

Scope and Content Note

Books 1 to 19 are bound volumes of photocopies reproducing stock books and ledgers, some of which are not present in the archive. The set includes reproductions of stock books that record transactions made by the London office.
Box 36

Book 1: 20-3350, 1894-1901

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

The volume reproduces the stock book Paintings No. 1 (Box 26), which records purchases by the London office.
Box 37

Books 2-4: 143-4976, 1902-1911

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 38

Book 5: 3344-13919, 1904 May-1927

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 39

Book 6: 13920-16371, 1916-1937

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 40

Book 7: A1-A3093, 1922-1968

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 41

Book 8: A3904-A6282, 1945-1970

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 42

Books 9-10: A6283-A9454, 1898-1970

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

End of book 10 listed 13160-AW, 13161-AD to 13166AD, 13167-JAL to 13181-JAL, 13185-AL to 13186-AL, 13209-AD, 13210-AW, 13211-AD.
Box 43

Book 11: LA1-LA390, 1950-1977

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Note on page 15, starting with stock LA190, "our new numbers start at L10000, L100001 was omitted."
Box 44

Book 12, 1914-1919

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 45

Books 13-14: 4977-8314, 1912-1928

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Alternate numbers, 12408-17035, indicated below old stock numbers.
Box 46

Book 15: LC101-LC1274, 1920-1960

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 47

Book 16: 6914-6046, CA1-CA3436, 1925-1957

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 48

Book 19: 11962-17039, 1910-1927

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

"Missing: 12029/041, 12514/568, 12628/652, 12906/917, 13009/051, 13536/558, 14135/170." Bound volume of photocopied stapled lists of New York stock lists.
 

Watercolors, 1891-1971

Scope and Content Note

Several sets of stock books related to watercolors are extent, with some partial overlapping inventory. One set consisting of two volumes (Boxes 49-50), was maintained by the London office but it duplicates information found in the stock books maintained by the New York office. See Subseries I.B.
Box 49

Watercolor stock book: WCA1-WCA2464, 1928-1958

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 50

Watercolor stock book: WCA2465-WCA4016, 1960-1971

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 51

Watercolor stock book 1: WC30-WC7646, WCA1-WCA802, 1891-1942

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

The stock book is a companion volume to a set consisting of six volumes that record the firm's stock of paintings. See Painting stock books 1-6 (Boxes 26-31).
Box 52

Stock book: WCA1-WCA3981, 1928-1967

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Others, 1906-1958

Scope and Content Note

Summary inventories of stock in London are documented in additional volumes.
Box 53

European stock book 3: 4013-4976, 1906-1911

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 54

European stock book 5: 6733-8314, 1921-1928

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 55

Stock book 2: Paintings 13929-16371, Watercolors 1031-1965, 1917-1958

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Series I.D.  Others, 1877-1976

Physical Description: 6.0 linear feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The archives comprises additional stock books with annual inventories, import and export documentation, and volumes that combine documentation on sales, stock and commissions.

Arrangement note

Arranged topically.
Box 56

Painting stock book: Annual inventories of stock and consignments, 1904-1913

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 57

Stock book of paintings, plates, watercolors: Losses and profits, 1877-1907

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 58

Export and import, 1929-1951

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 59

Export and import, 1966-1976

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 60

Sales, stock and commissions, 1891-1897

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Indexed by purchaser.
 

Series II. Sales books, 1863-1971

Physical Description: 42.0 linear feet (32 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series includes a 21-volume set that documents sales by the New York office from 1863 to 1971 and four volumes documenting sales by the London office from 1902 to 1937.
Selected sales books are being digitized and made available online. Connect to digitized sales books.  

Arrangement note

Arrangement is by sets of volumes.
 

Paintings and watercolors, 1863-1971

Scope and Content Note

The sales books record the sales of paintings, watercolors, commissions, and consignments from artists. Each sales book contains an index documenting the client who purchased the artwork from Knoedler and auction houses for items that were sent to auction. The overlap in volumes with dates from 1928 to 1948 does not include duplicated information on sales. The entries in the sales books are recorded by chronological order of sales. Consulting the record of a sale for a specific stock number is facilitated by the brief notations on sales dates that are listed under stock numbers in the stock books (Series I).
Box 61

Sales book 1, 1863 October-1868 January

Sales book 1, 1863 October-1868 January (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 62

Sales book 2, 1867 March-1873 December

Sales book 2, 1867 March-1873 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 63

Sales book 3, 1874 January-1879 April

Sales book 3, 1874 January-1879 April (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 64

Sales book 4, 1879 May-1881 October

Sales book 4, 1879 May-1881 October (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 65

Sales book 5, 1881 November-1885 November

Sales book 5, 1881 November-1885 November (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 66

Sales book 6, 1885 December-1892 June

Sales book 6, 1885 December-1892 June (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 67

Sales book 7, 1892 July-1900 October

Sales book 7, 1892 July-1900 October (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 68

Sales book 8, 1900 November-1907 April

Sales book 8, 1900 November-1907 April (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 69

Sales book 9, 1907 May-1912 January

Sales book 9, 1907 May-1912 January (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 70

Sales book 10, 1912 February-1916 April

Sales book 10, 1912 February-1916 April (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 71

Sales book 11, 1916 May-1920 December

Sales book 11, 1916 May-1920 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 72

Sales book 12, 1921 January-1926 December

Sales book 12, 1921 January-1926 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 73

Sales book 13, 1927 January-1936 December

Sales book 13, 1927 January-1936 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 74

Sales book 14, 1937 January-1948 December

Sales book 14, 1937 January-1948 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 75

Sales book 15, 1928 January-1944 December

Sales book 15, 1928 January-1944 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 76

Sales book 16, 1945 January-1953 June

Sales book 16, 1945 January-1953 June (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Sales book 17, 1953-1958

Box 77

Original, 1953 July-1958 March

Original, 1953 July-1958 March (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume

Access Information

Access of the original volume is restricted due to fragility.
Box 78

Copy printed and bound at Bridgeport National Bindery Inc., 1998

Copy printed and bound at Bridgeport National Bindery Inc., 1998 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 79

Sales book 18, 1958 April-1961 April

Sales book 18, 1958 April-1961 April (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 80

Sales book 19, 1961 May-1964 October

Sales book 19, 1961 May-1964 October (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 81

Sales book 20, 1964 November-1967 December

Sales book 20, 1964 November-1967 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 82

Sales book 21, 1968 January-1971 December

Sales book 21, 1968 January-1971 December (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Paintings, 1882-1903

Box 83

Painting sales book, 1882-1891

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 84

Painting sales book, 1891-1903

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Artists, A-Z, 1946-1960

Scope and Content Note

Four volumes of photocopies reproduce a four-volume set providing indices of artist names.
Box 85*

Artists, A-D, 1946-1960

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 86*

Artists, E-L, 1946-1960

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 87*

Artists, M-R, 1946-1960

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 88*

Artists, S-Z, 1946-1960

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

London, 1902-1937

Box 89

London sales book, 1902-1922

London sales book, 1902-1922 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 90

London sales book, 1923-1927

London sales book, 1923-1927 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 91

London sales book, 1928-1929

London sales book, 1928-1929 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 92

London sales book, 1930-1937

London sales book, 1930-1937 (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Series III.  Commission books, 1879-1973

Physical Description: 24.0 linear feet (20 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series comprises 20 volumes documenting commissions and consignments. The terms "commission" and "consignment" appear to be used interchangeably in notations appearing throughout the volumes, but the term "commission" is prevalent for transactions with other dealers, while the term "consignment" is prevalent for transactions with artists. Before April 1892, commissions were recorded unnumbered. In April 30, 1892, a new numbering system was adopted with the commissions inventoried by the letter C preceding the numbers. Beginning in January 1928, commissions were inventoried with the letters CA preceding the numbers. For consignments from artists the letter S precedes the number.

Arrangement note

Arranged in three groupings: commission books no. 1-no. 6; transactions with artists; other ledgers.
 

Commissions, 1879-1973

Box 93

Commission book 1: Old inventory, C1-C3129, 1879 May-1903 August

Commission book 1: Old inventory, C1-C3129, 1879 May-1903 August (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 94

Commission book 2: C3130-C6024, 1903 April-1927 August

Commission book 2: C3130-C6024, 1903 April-1927 August (digital version)

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 95

Commission book 3: C6025-C6048, CA1-CA2090, 1927 August-1943 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 96

Commission book 4: CA2091-CA3809, 1943 January-1951 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 97

Commission book 5a: CA3810-CA5418, 1951 January-1958 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 98

Commission book 5b: CA5419-CA7172, 1958 April-1965 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 99

Commission book 6: CA7173-CA9237, 1965 April-1973 February

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Includes: prior inventory of commissions (balance); annotated exhibition catalog (July 17-August 25, 1967) and price lists of Jo Davidson sculpture.
Box 100

Commission book 2: Index, circa 1880

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Index of artists and consigners.
 

Transactions with artists, 1946-1972

Box 101*

Consignment book: S1-S2500, 1946 April-1952 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 102*

Consignment book: S2501-S6608, 1952 December-1971 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 103*

Consignment book: S6609-S6719, 1972 January-June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 104

Artist commission book 1, 1897-1907

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 106

Artist commission book 2, 1907-1912

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Stock numbers are not listed sequentially except for 23200-23550.
Box 105

Artist commissions, 1907-1911

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Other ledgers, 1884-1966

Box 107

Index of consigners: 2, 1898 January-1904 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 108

Stock and consignments: Paintings 1706-13919, watercolors 458-1030, 1904-1916

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 109

Foreign consignment book 1, 1884 September-November 1915

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

The volume records consignments from foreign firms that were received by the office in New York.
Box 110

Foreign consignment book 2, 1915 November-1936 October

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

The volume records consignments from foreign firms that were received by the office in New York.
Box 111

Artists, A-Z: Consignments from artists, 1961-1971

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 112

Artists, A-Z: London, 1915-1926

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Series IV. Inventory cards, 1859-approximately 1971

Physical Description: 31.0 linear feet (72 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The archive contains inventory cards that record selected acquisitions and transactions by M. Knoedler & Co. related to paintings, watercolors, commissions, and consignments from artists. The cards partially duplicate information found in the stock, sales and commission books, but may contain additional notations, including void transactions, owner credits and trades, and returns to the owner (RTO). The cards document selected transactions from the firm's other offices, including in London and Paris.

Arrangement note

The cards are filed according to seven types, which were defined by the Knoedler firm: customers; buyer-artist; artist-buyer; current alphabetical; current numerical; sold alphabetical; sold numerical.
 

Customers, Bulk, 1915-1971 1881-1994, bulk 1915-1971

Scope and Content Note

Each card contains a summary of transactions, including purchases, consignments, and shared acquisitions with Knoedler. The cards are filed by alphabetical order of names of customers or vendors.
Box 113

Aaronson - Boos

Box 114

Booth - Crocker

Box 115

Cromwell - Fondaras

Box 116

Forbes - Hazlett

Box 117

Head - Knight

Box 118

Knoedler - Marx

Box 119

Mary - Perls

Box 120

Perman - Schley

Box 121

Schlumberger - Thomas

Box 122

Thompson - Wohlstetter

Box 123

Wolf - Zwirner

 

Buyers, Bulk, 1900-1969 1878-1969, bulk 1900-1969

Scope and Content Note

Each card documents a single transaction, listing the title and artist of the artwork. The cards are arranged by alphabetical order of names of buyers.
Box 124

A - BRA

Box 125

BRE - CUT

Box 126

DA - FR

Box 127

GA - HY

Box 128

I - LL

Box 129

LO - MI

Box 130

MO - RH

Box 131

RI - SM

Box 132

SN - WH

Box 133

WI - Z

 

Artists, Bulk, 1890-1969 1859-1969, bulk 1890-1969

Scope and Content Note

The cards record a single transaction and are filed by alphabetical order of artist names.
Box 134

A - DA

Box 135

DE - MI

Box 136

MOA - SA

Box 137

SCH - Z

 

Current alphabetical: Artists, 1915-1971

Scope and Content Note

The cards document current stock and are filed by alphabetical order of artist names.
Box 138

Abbott - Jongkind

Box 139

Kallos - Szyk

Box 140

Tamayo - Zu Weid

 

Current numerical, 1915-1971

Scope and Content Note

The cards document current stock and are filed by numerical order of stock numbers.
Box 141

C5647 - C5947, CA348 - CA8560

Box 142

WC1500 - WC1530, WCA79 - WCA4015

Box 143

13873 - 15982, A27 - A9450

Box 144

S18 - S6558

 

Sold alphabetical: Artists, Bulk, 1907-1971 1907-1973, bulk 1907-1971

Scope and Content Note

The cards document sold stock and are listed by alphabetical order of artist names.
Box 145

Abbot - Bonington

Box 146

Bonnard - Carvalho

Box 147

Cashman - Cyprus

Box 148

Da Bologna - Demonchy

Box 149

Demuth - Evergood

Box 150

Faber - Guys

Box 151

Hogborg - Hurd

Box 152

Ibbetson - Lazari

Box 153

Lebasque - Mazzola

Box 154

Mead - Moore

Box 155

Morages - Picabia

Box 156

Picasso - Pyne

Box 157

Queene - Rotius

Box 158

Rouault - Sloane

Box 159

Smibert - Titian

Box 160

Tobey - Vivin

Box 161

Vlaminck - Zu Wied

 

Sold numerical, 1901-1971

Scope and Content Note

The cards document sold stock and are listed by numerical order of stock numbers.
Box 162

Old stock, A 19 - A 1100

Box 163

A 1101 - A 2020

Box 164

A 2021 - A 3150

Box 165

A 3151 - A 4350

Box 166

A 4351 - A 5600

Box 167

A 5601 - A 6820

Box 168

A 6821 - A 8140

Box 169

A 8141 - A 9449

Box 170

C 1256 - C 6035, CA 10 - CA 1120

Box 171

CA 1121 - CA 2210

Box 172

CA 2211 - CA 3480

Box 173

CA 3481 - CA 4570

Box 174

CA 4571 - CA 5810

Box 175

CA 5811 - CA 6950

Box 176

CA 6951 - CA 8562

Box 177

WC 11 - WC 228, WCA 4 - WCA 580

Box 178

WCA 581 - WCA 1705

Box 179

WCA 1706 - WCA 2860

Box 180

WCA 2861 - WCA 4006

Box 181

S 2901 - S 3720

Box 182

S 3721 - S 4950

Box 183

S 4951 - S 6374

Box 184

Card drafts, undated

 

Series V. Receiving and shipping records, 1893-1988

Physical Description: 150.0 linear feet (162 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of receipts, logs, and other records concerning the shipping of artwork from Europe and within the United States, including works received and examined but not acquired by M. Knoedler & Co. The bulk of the records concerns works received and sent by the New York office from 1893 to 1988, with a small file related to the London office.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in three subseries: Series V. A. Receiving records; Series V. B. Shipping records; Series V. C. London.
 

Series V.A. Receiving records, 1893-1988

Physical Description: 97.0 linear feet (80 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The receiving records consist of five receiving books documenting works received by M. Knoedler & Co. from 1893 to 1910, a 70-volume set documenting works received from 1910 to 1988 (receiving numbers 1 to 71000), and one volume documenting works received from foreign vendors. The receiving books contain indices and logistical information, such as dates, owners, addresses, employee initials and, occasionally, remarks. There are gaps in the documentation for the following years: 1898, 1903-1904.

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Box 185

Receiving book, 1893 February - 1894 December

Physical Description: 1 volume (A-Z, 200 pages)
Box 186

Receiving book, 1895 January - 1897 May

Physical Description: 1 volume (A-Z, 401 pages)
Box 187

Receiving book, 1899 November - 1902 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 188

Receiving book, 1905 May - 1907 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 189

Receiving book, 1907 November - 1910 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 190

Foreign receiving book, 1915 April - 1929 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 191

Receiving book: 1-1000, 1910 May - 1912 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 192

Receiving book: 1001-2000, 1912 March - 1913 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 193

Receiving book: 2001-2728, 1913 January - 1913 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 194

Receiving book: 2729-4000, 1913 June - 1914 August

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 195

Receiving book: 4001-5000, 1914 August - 1915 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 196

Receiving book: 5001-6000, 1915 October - 1916 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 197

Receiving book: 6001-7000, 1916 June - 1917 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 198

Receiving book: 7001-8000, 1917 February - 1917 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 199

Receiving book: 8001-9000, 1917 December - 1918 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 200

Receiving book: 9001-10000, 1918 December - 1919 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 201

Receiving book: 10001-11000, 1919 June - 1920 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 202

Receiving book: 11001-12000, 1920 March - 1921 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 203

Receiving book: 12001-13000, 1921 April - 1922 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 204

Receiving book: 13001-14000, 1922 January - 1923 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 205

Receiving book: 14001-15000, 1923 February - 1923 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 206

Receiving book: 15001-16000, 1923 December - 1925 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 207

Receiving book: 16001-17000, 1925 June - 1926 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 208

Receiving book: 17001-18000, 1926 December - 1928 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 209

Receiving book: 18001-19000, 1928 April - 1929 September

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 210

Receiving book: 19001-20000, 1929 September - 1930 September

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 211

Receiving book: 20001-21000, 1930 September - 1931 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 212

Receiving book: 21001-22000, 1931 December - 1933 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 213

Receiving book: 22001-23000, 1933 January - 1933 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 214

Receiving book: 23001-24000, 1933 November - 1934 September

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 215

Receiving book: 24001-25000, 1934 September - 1935 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 216

Receiving book: 25001-26000, 1935 May - 1936 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 217

Receiving book: 26001-27000, 1936 February - 1936 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 218

Receiving book: 27001-28000, 1936 November - 1937 September

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 219

Receiving book: 28001-29000, 1937 September - 1938 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 220

Receiving book: 29001-30000, 1938 June - 1939 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 221

Receiving book: 30001-31000, 1939 April - 1940 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 222

Receiving book: 31001-32000, 1940 February - 1940 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 223

Receiving book: 32001-33000, 1940 October - 1941 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 224

Receiving book: 33001-34000, 1941 April - 1942 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 225

Receiving book: 34001-35000, 1942 January - 1942 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 226

Receiving book: 35001-36000, 1942 October - 1943 September

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 227

Receiving book: 36001-37000, 1943 September - 1944 May

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 228

Receiving book: 37001-38000, 1944 March - 1945 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 229

Receiving book: 38001-39000, 1945 January - 1945 August

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 230

Receiving book: 39001-40000, 1945 August - 1946 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 231

Receiving book: 40001-41000, 1946 March - 1946 September

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 232

Receiving book: 41001-42000, 1946 September - 1947 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 233

Receiving book: 42001-43000, 1947 March - 1947 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 234

Receiving book: 43001-44000, 1947 November - 1948 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 235

Receiving book: 44001-45000, 1948 March - 1949 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 236

Receiving book: 45001-46000, 1949 February - 1949 September

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 237

Receiving book: 46001-47000, 1949 September - 1950 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 238

Receiving book: 47001-48000, 1950 March - 1951 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 239

Receiving book: 48001-49000, 1951 January - 1951 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 240

Receiving book: 49001-50000, 1951 November - 1952 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 241

Receiving book: 50001-51000, 1952 June - 1953 May

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 242

Receiving book: 51001-52000, 1953 May - 1954 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 243

Receiving book: 52001-53000, 1954 March - 1955 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 244

Receiving book: 53001-54000, 1955 February - 1956 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 245

Receiving book: 54001-55000, 1956 January - 1956 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 246

Receiving book: 55001-56000, 1956 October - 1957 July

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 247

Receiving book: 56001-57000, 1957 July - 1958 September

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 248

Receiving book: 57001-58000, 1958 September - 1959 August

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 249

Receiving book: 58001-59000, 1959 August - 1960 July

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 250

Receiving book: 59001-60000, 1960 July - 1961 July

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 251

Receiving book: 60001-61000, 1961 July - 1962 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 252

Receiving book: 61001-62000, 1962 June - 1963 May

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 253

Receiving book: 62001-63000, 1963 May - 1964 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 254

Receiving book: 63001-64000, 1964 April - 1965 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 255

Receiving book: 64001-65000, 1965 January - 1965 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 256

Receiving book: 65001-66000, 1965 October - 1966 August

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 257

Receiving book: 66001-67000, 1966 August - 1967 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 258

Receiving book: 67001-68000, 1967 October - 1968 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 259

Receiving book: 68001-69000, 1968 November - 1972 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 260

Receiving book: 69001-70000, 1972 March - 1983 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 261

Receiving book: 70001-71000, 1983 March - 1988 July

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 262-264

Index sheets, 1910 - 1936

Scope and Content Note

Sheets are fragile. Restricted.
 

Series V.B. Shipping records, 1896-1971

Physical Description: 52.0 linear feet (81 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains receipts documenting works shipped by M. Knoedler & Co. between 1896 and 1971. Signed receipts include acknowledgment receipts that were signed by customers for works shipped by M. Knoedler & Co.

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged chronologically.
 

Delivery books, 1896-1971

Box 265

Foreign shipment book, 1896

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 266

Out-of-town delivery book, 1897 May-1902 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 267

Out-of-town delivery book, 1915 December - 1925 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 268

City delivery book, 1897 January - 1901 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 269

City delivery book, 1901 May - 1905 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 270

City delivery book, 1913 February-1921 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 271

City delivery book, 1921 February-1926 July

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 272

City delivery book, 1926 August-1933 August

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 273

Daybook, 1930 March - 1932 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 274

Daybook, 1933 November - 1934 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 275

Daybook, 1934 December - 1936 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 276

Daybook, 1936 November - 1939 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 277

Daybook, 1939 January - 1941 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 278

Daybook, 1941 January - 1942 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 279

Daybook, 1942 October - 1944 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 280

Daybook, 1944 June - 1946 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 281

Daybook, 1946 February - 1947 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 282

Daybook, 1947 April - 1948 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 283

Daybook, 1949 January - 1950 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 284

Daybook, 1950 March - 1951 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 285

Daybook, 1951 March - 1952 April

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 286

Daybook, 1952 April - 1953 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 287

Daybook, 1955 November - 1956 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 288

Daybook, 1956 November - 1958 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 289

Daybook, 1958 March - 1959 July

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 290

Daybook, 1959 July - 1960 November

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 291

Daybook, 1960 November - 1962 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 292

Daybook, 1962 February - 1963 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 293

Daybook, 1963 October - 1965 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 294

Daybook, 1965 March - 1966 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 295

Daybook, 1966 December - 1968 December

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 296

Daybook, 1969 January - 1971 May

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Receipts, 1908-1960

 

Signed receipts, 1908-1957

Scope and Content Note

The receipts signed by customers record the deliveries made by the firm from 1908 to 1930. The following months and years are missing from the archive: 1909-1910, 1940, 1948, and the months of January and September for the year 1924. The year 1912 has only three receipts, dated 1912 January 6.
Box 297

1908, 1911-1912

Box 298-304

1913-1919

Box 305-315

1920-1930

Box 316-324

1931-1939

Box 325-331

1941-1947

Box 332-340

1949-1957

Box 341

Outgoing receipts, 1956-1960

Box 342-343

Incoming receipts, 1950-1960

Box 344-345

Further documentation, 1933-1960

 

Series V.C. London, 1946-1972

Physical Description: 1.0 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Shipping records for the London office include order forms from Bolton Fairhead, Ltd., London, and shipping receipts for works delivered by the firm.

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Box 346, Folder 1-2

Shipping book, 1959-1963

Scope and Content Note

With: loose sheets.
 

Shipping order forms, 1946-1972

Scope and Content Note

The shipping order forms were filed by reverse chronological order.
Box 346, Folder 3

1972-1967

Box 346, Folder 4

1966-1964

Box 346, Folder 5

1963-1962

Box 346, Folder 6

1961-1960

Box 346, Folder 7

1959-1955

Box 346, Folder 8

1954-1946

 

Series VI. Correspondence

 

Series VII. Photographs

 

Series VIII. Departments

 

Series IX. Other financial records

 

Series X. Research files

 

Series XI. Catalogs and ephemera