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INVENTORY OF THE ARTHUR TOOTH & SONS STOCK INVENTORIES AND ACCOUNTS, 1871-1959
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Series I.  London branch stock inventories, 1871-1945, 1957

Physical Description: 21 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Inventory recorded by stock numbers. Information includes date of acquisition, subject, artist, dimensions, bought of, cost, sold for, date sold, to whom sold, and occasionally, remarks. If the work was unsold and remained in stock, this is usually specified in the columns of “sale....to whom” by “Stock” and year it was carried over.
Box 1

Drawings, 1 January 1871-31 December 1878

Scope and Content Note

First entry is dated into stock as of 7 May 1868
Box 2

Ledger, 1 January 1879-31 December 1891

Scope and Content Note

On spine: Drawings. First entry is dated into stock as of 8 April 1873.

Scope and Content Note

Alphabetical index in front (referencing to ledger folio sheet).
Box 3

Drawings: Index, 1 July 1901

Scope and Content Note

Alphabetical index with references to folio/page numbers in another ledger.
Box 4

Paintings, 1 January 1871-16 July 1874

Scope and Content Note

First stock entry is numbered “1” and dated into stock as of 9 January 1868.
Box 5

Paintings, 1 July 1874-31 December 1880

Scope and Content Note

On spine: Pictures. First stock no. entry numbered “859” and dated into stock as of 18 July 1874. For year 1875, first stock no. entry is numbered “1” and dated into stock as of 8 January 1868.
Box 6

Paintings, 1 January 1881-31 December 1886

Scope and Content Note

First stock entry is numbered “1” and dated into stock as of 16 February 1872.
Box 7

Paintings, 1 January 1887-31 December 1891

Scope and Content Note

First stock entry is numbered “1” and dated into stock as of 19 January 1878. Alphabetical index of artists: in front, and preceding folio sheet 1891 (referencing particular artist stock number, not Tooth's stock inventory number).
Box 8

Paintings, 1900

Scope and Content Note

On cover: Pictures Stock, 1 July 1903. Date on first page: 1 July 1900

Scope and Content Note

First stock entry is numbered “1” and dated into stock as of 17 January 1878.
Box 8

Total Stock No.1, 1 January 1892-30 June 1896

Scope and Content Note

Date on first page for “Painting”: 31 December 1891. First stock entry for “Painting” is numbered “1” and dated into stock as of 19 January 1878.
Box 9

Total Stock No. 2, 1 July 1896-30 June 1901

Scope and Content Note

First stock entry for “Painting” is numbered “1” and dated into stock as of 17 January 1878.
Box 10

Total Stock No. 3, 1 July 1901-30 Aug 1905

Scope and Content Note

On spine: Stock, No. 3 (1 July 1901-30 June 1904). Date on first page for “Painting”: 1 May 1901. Date of last entry for “Painting”: 30 August 1905

Scope and Content Note

First stock entry for “Painting” is numbered “1145.”
Box 11

Total Stock No. 4, 1 July 1905-30 June 1913

Scope and Content Note

First stock entry for “Painting” is numbered “1” and dated into stock as of 14 July 1878. Separate sections for paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, china, and furniture.
Box 12

Total Stock No. 5, 1 July 1913-23 October 1923

Scope and Content Note

First stock entry for “Painting” is numbered “1” and is dated into stock as of 17 July 1878. Separate sections for paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, china, and furniture.
Box 13

Total Stock No. 6, November 1923-May 1935

Scope and Content Note

On binder: Stock, No. 6, 1 November 1923-6 April 1935. First stock entry for “Painting” is numbered “1” and is dated into stock as of 31 July 1902. Separate sections for paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, china, and furniture.
Box 14

Total Stock, January 1928-January 1943

Scope and Content Note

On spine: Other Publications, No. 4. Dates of recorded sales extend to 1957. Separate sections for paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, china and furniture. Includes section of books in New York Branch: folio 101.
Box 15

Picture Sales No. 2, 25 April 1902-16 October 1914

Scope and Content Note

Chronological listing of paintings sales.
Box 16

Picture Sales No. 3, 26 November 1914-13 September 1927

Scope and Content Note

Chronological listing of paintings sales.
Box 17

Picture Sales No. 4, 15 September 1921-27 June 1928

Scope and Content Note

Chronological listing of paintings sales.
Box 17

Picture Sales No. 5, 27 June 1928-28 May 1934

Scope and Content Note

Chronological listing of paintings sales.
Box 18

Picture Sales No. 6, 1 June 1934-31 December 1937

Scope and Content Note

Chronological listing of paintings sales.
Box 18

Picture Sales No. 7, 3 January 1938-29 June 1945

Scope and Content Note

Chronological listing of paintings sales.
 

Series II.  London branch consignments, 1928-1959

Physical Description: 4 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Some volumes arranged similiarly to the Inventories in Series I. Many listings are consignments by the artists themselves.
Box 19

Paintings, Sculpture & Pottery, January 1928-1932

Scope and Content Note

Mostly artists' consignments (among them Augustus John, Ben Nicholson, Matthew Smith, Brandon Davis). Index on f. 24.
Box 20

Paintings & Sculpture, 1932-1935

Scope and Content Note

First section devoted to consignments by artists, with subsequent sections for Augustus John and other artists. “Pictures consigned by other than artists”: folio 85 to 96. Alphabetical index in front (referencing to folio sheet).
Box 21

Consignments, 1928-1940

Scope and Content Note

On cover: Consignments, from 1-1-38. Earliest entry is in 1928 (“Sculpture”); majority of entries in 1930s. Consignments by artists, dealers, private individuals-all separately listed. Consignments for exhibitions at Tooth (e.g., Modigliani 1938; Monet 1939; Fleche d'Or 1938)-separately listed. Index (partially alphabetical) at front (referencing to folio sheet)
Box 21

Consignments, 1932-1959

Scope and Content Note

Earliest entry is in 1932, beginning with consignment no. 545.
 

Series III.  London branch accounts, 1913-1937, 1942-1945

Physical Description: 9 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Ledgers numbered 13 through 22, listing payments and sales. Usually include stock number, and/or the Tooth exhibition catalogue number. Each volume includes an alphabetical index in front, which references to ledger folio sheet. Titles are from the spines of the volumes.
Box 22

Ledger No. 13, 1 July 1913-31 October 1914

Box 23

Ledger No. 14, 1 November 1914-31 October 1918

Box 24

Ledger No. 15, 1 November 1918-31 October 1921

Box 25

Ledger No. 16, 1 November 1921-31 October 1924

Box 26

Ledger No. 17, 1 November 1924-31 October 1927

Box 27

Ledger No. 18, 1 November 1927-31 October 1930

Box 28

Ledger No. 19, 1 November 1930-31 October 1934

Box 29

Ledger No. 20, 1 November 1934-31 October 1937

Box 30

Ledger No. 22, 1 November 1942-31 October 1945

 

Series IV.  New York branch, 1906-1924

Physical Description: 2 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Series includes 1 volume of stock inventory, and 1 book of accounts.
Box 30

Stock Inventories, December 1906-September 1912

Scope and Content Note

Chronological listing of sales (includes stock no., artist, medium, title, purchaser, sometimes consignor/prior collection and or cat. rais. no.
Box 30

Accounts, New York House, 6 December 1919-29 April 1924

Scope and Content Note

On cover: New York House. Listing of payments and sales.