INVENTORY OF THE RECORDS OF THE SVENSK-FRANSKA KONSTGALLERIET (STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN) AND THE GALERIE BONNIER, 1918-1997

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INVENTORY OF RECORDS OF THE SVENSK-FRANSKA KONSTGALLERIET (STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN) AND THE GALERIE BONNIER, 1918-1997

Accession no. 990074

Finding aid prepared by J. Gibbs
Getty Research Institute

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  • Special Collections and Visual Resources
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  • Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
  • Phone: (310) 440-7390
  • Fax: (310) 440-7780
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Records of the Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Galerie Bonnier
Date (inclusive): 1918-1997
Collection number: 990074
Creator: Galerie Bonnier
Extent: 213 lin. ft. 331 boxes
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Library
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Abstract: Complete business records of the Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, Sweden (1918-1974) and the successor gallery, Galerie Bonnier, Geneva, Switzerland (1961-1997). The combined galleries dealt in Impressionist, Post-impressionist, Cubist, German Expressionist, and early abstract art.
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Language: Collection material is in Swedish and French.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Records of the Svensk-Fransk Konstgalleriet (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Galerie Bonnier, 1918-1997, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 990074.

Acquisition Information

Received in three acquisitions in 1999, 2003 and 2005.

Processing History

Collection is partially processed. 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).

Biographical/Historical Note

Svenska-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, was founded in 1918 by Gosta Olsen. The gallery merged with Galerie Bonnier, Geneva, in 1973. Galerie Bonnier was founded in Lausanne in 1961 by Jan Runnqvist, son of Harry Runnqvist, who was Olsen's partner in Stockholm. Galerie Bonnier moved to Geneva in 1969. Between 1964 and 1973, when his father died, Jan Runnqvist directed both galleries until 1973 when he closed Svensk-Franska and moved all business records to Geneva. The combined galleries handled a range of modern art, from Impressionism to early abstract art.

Scope and Content of Collection

The archive contains the complete business records of the Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet (1918-1974) and the Galerie Bonnier (1961-1997).

Arrangement

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Galerie Bonnier
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet (Stockholm, Sweden)

Subjects - Topics

Art—Expertising
Art, Modern—Collectors and collecting
Art dealers—Sweden
Art dealers—Switzerland
Art galleries, Commercial
Collectors and collecting
Drawings, European—Collectors and collecting
Paintings, European—Collectors and collecting

Genres and Forms of Material

Ledgers (account books)
Merchandise inventories
Photographic prints
Photographs, Original
Video recordings

Contributors

Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906
Courthion, Pierre
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917
Derain, André, 1880-1954
Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903
Hoppe, Rgnar, b. 1885
Kahnweiler, Daniel Henry, 1884-
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954
Miró, Joan
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973
Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916
Romdahl, Axel L. (Axel Ludvig), 1880-1951
Berggruen & Cie
Galerie Bonnier
Galerie Durand-Ruel
Galerie Louis Carré
MM. Bernheim Jeune & cie (Paris, France)
Musèe Rodin
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet (Stockholm, Sweden)


 

Series I.  Galerie Bonnier records, 1961-1997

Physical Description: 138 boxes 57.55 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Complete business records of the Galerie Bonnier. Arranged in 8 subseries by type of record. Note that Galerie Bonnier Daybooks are in Series II.A. filed with those of the Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet.
 

Series I.A.  Partnership meetings, ca. 1961-1997

Physical Description: 2 boxes .83 lin. ft.
Box 1

Notary deeds; Reports from annual partnership meetings

Box 2

Reports from annual partnership meetings, with balance sheets and comptroller's reports

 

Series I.B.  Documents of justification, 1961-1993

Physical Description: 53 boxes 22.1 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Financial statements and invoices numbered 1-n, chronologically for each year or set of years. See also oversize boxes.
Box 3

1961

Box 4

1962

Box 5

1963

Box 6

1963-1964

Box 7

1964

Box 8

1965

Box 9

1966

Box 10

1967

Box 11

1968

Box 12

1969

Box 13

1970

Box 14

1970-1971

Box 15

1971-1972

Box 16

1972

Box 17

1973

Box 18

1974

Box 19

1974-1975

Box 20

1975

Box 21

1976

Box 22

1976-1977

Box 23

1977-1978

Box 24

1978

Box 25

1979

Box 26

1980

Box 27

1980-1981

Box 28

1981

Box 29

1982

Box 30

1982-1983

Box 31

1983

Box 32

1984

Box 33

1984

Box 34

1985

Box 35

1985-1986

Box 36

1986

Box 37

1986-1987

Box 38

1987

Box 39

1987-1988

Box 40

1988

Box 41

1988

Box 42

1989

Box 43

1989

Box 44

1990

Box 45

1990

Box 46

1991

Box 47

1991

Box 48

1992

Box 49

1992-1993

Box 50

1993

Box 274*-277*

Galerie Bonnier ledgers, 1961-1995

Box 274*

1961-1967

Box 275*

1967-1969

Box 276*

1970-1981

Box 277*

1981-1995

Box 51

Consigners's invoices to Galerie Bonnier, 1961-1972

 

Series I.C.  Inventory books and works on consignment, 1961-1993

Physical Description: 2 boxes .83 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

See also ledgers in oversize Boxes 274*-278* Works on consignment were given Stock "A" numbers.
Box 52

Six inventory books

Box 52

Stock I, nos. 1-524

Box 52

Stock A, nos. 1-658

Box 52

Stock A, peintures, sculptures, nos. 659-

Box 52

Stock B, lithographies

Box 52

Stock journal, nos. 77-229 through 84-172

Box 52

Stock journal, nos. 85-001 through 89-180

Box 53

Five inventory books

Box 53

Stock journal 08-01 through 72-161

Box 53

Stock journal 73-001 through 74-209

Box 53

Stock journal 74-210 through 77-228

Box 53

Stock A (1973 through Mai 1980)

Box 53

Stock A nos. 23 through 20-89

 

Series I.D.  Register cards, circa 1961-1997

Physical Description: 1 box .42 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Index cards record sales; in 2 sets arranged by buyers, and by artists.
Box 54

Index cards:

Box 54

A-Z, Buyers

Box 54

A-Z, Artists sold

 

Series I.E.  Price lists, circa 1961-1997

Physical Description: 3 boxes 1.25 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Price lists from exhibitions and art fairs.
Box 55-56

Price lists from gallery, by artists A-Z

Box 55

A-J

Box 56

K-Z

Box 57

Price lists from Galerie Bonnier's art fair exhibits

 

Series I.F.  Correspondence, 1961-1993

Physical Description: 34 boxes 14.18 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Letters are filed alphabetically within each year, or group of years.
Box 58

1961-1963

Box 59

1961-1963

Box 60

1961-1965

Box 61

1964-1967

Box 62

1966-1967

Box 63

1968-1969

Box 64

1968-1969

Box 65

1970-1971

Box 66

1970-1973

Box 67

1972-1973

Box 68

1972-1973

Box 69

A-R, 1974

Box 70

S-Z, 1974

Box 70

A-D, 1975-1976

Box 71

E-M, 1975-1976

Box 72

N-Z, 1975-1976

Box 73

A-K, 1977-1978

Box 74

L-Z, 1977-1978

Box 75

A-K, 1979-1980

Box 76

L-Z ?, 1979-1980

Box 77

A-M, 1981- June 1983

Box 78

N-Z, 1981- June 1983

Box 79

A-K, July 1983-Dec 1985

Box 80

L-Z, July 1983-Dec 1985

Box 81

A-K, Jan 1986-Aug 1988

Box 82

L-Z, Jan 1986-Aug 1988

Box 83

A-J, Sept 1988- April 1990

Box 84

K-R, Sept 1988-April 1990

Box 85

S-Z, Sept 1988-April 1990

Box 86

A-H, April 1990-1991/1992 (April)

Box 87

I-S, April 1990-1991/1992 (April)

Box 88

T-Z, April 1990-1991/1992 (April)

Box 89

A-J, April 1992-April 1993

Box 90

K-St, April 1992-April 1993

Box 91

T-Z, April 1992-April 1993

 

Series I.G.  Catalogues, 1961-1997

Physical Description: 2 boxes .83 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs from various galleries, including Galerie Bonnier, Svensk-Franska.
Box 92-93

Catalogues

 

Series I.H.  Press clippings, 1961-1994

Physical Description: 3 boxes 1.25 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Reviews, and other art world press.
Box 94

1961-1966

Box 95

1970-1977

Box 96

1978-1994

 

Series I.I.  Artists special files, circa 1961-1997

Physical Description: 12 boxes 5 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Files on artists of importance to the gallery.
Box 97-108

Artists' special files

 

Series I.J.  Miscellaneous Administrative files, circa 1961-1997

Physical Description: 2 boxes .83 lin. ft.
Box 109-110

Admininstrative files

 

Series I.K.  Basel art fair files, 1973-1996

Physical Description: 4 boxes 1.67 lin. ft.
Box 111

1973-1976

Box 111

1987-1989

Box 112

1990-1991

Box 113

1992-1994

Box 114

1995-1996

 

Series I.L.  Photographs, circa 1961-1997

Physical Description: 12 boxes 5 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photographs and transparencies of art works, and snapshots of openings, art fairs, other events.
Box 115-121

Photographs of art works, A-Z

Box 115

A-D

Box 116

E-F

Box 117

G-K

Box 118

L-R

Box 119

S-T

Box 120

Tw-V

Box 121

V- divers

Box 122-126

Miscellaneous photographs, artists, fairs, and events

Box 122

Arman - Spoerri

Box 123

J. Tinguely - J. Williams

Box 124

Niki de Saint-Phalle

Box 125

Art fairs

Box 126

Special events

 

Series I.M. Assorted documents and publications, circa 1961-1997

Physical Description: 8 boxes 3.34 lin. ft.
Box 127

Documents concerning Yves Klein Editions regarding “Venus Bleue” and “Terre Bleue”

Box 128

Art collection estimates estimations of art collections in Sweden or Switzerland, mostly for insurance purposes

Box 129-133

Documenta catalogues, I-IX, 1955-1992

Box 129

I-III, 1955, 1959, 1964

Box 130

IV-V, 1968, 1972

Box 131

VI, 1977

Box 132

VII-VIII, 1982, 1987

Box 133

IX, 1992

Box 134

Publications on Galerie Bonnier's 25th and 30th anniversaries

 

Series II.  Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet (Stockholm, Sweden) records, 1918-1974

Physical Description: 147 boxes ca. 71 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

All business records of the Svensk-franska gallery, which merged with Galerie Bonnier in 1973. Arranged in 7 subseries by type of record.
 

Series II.A.  Financial records, 1918-1973

Physical Description: 54 boxes ca. 30 lin. ft.
Box 135

Reports from shareholders' meetings, 1918-1974

Box 136

Shareholders's record books, ledgers, 1918-1921

Scope and Content Note

Books of accounting, head ledgers.
Box 137

Head ledgers, 1922-1925

Box 138

Head ledgers, 1926-1947

Box 278*

Head ledgers, 1948-1973

Box 139, 279*-292*

Daybooks, Svensk-Franska and Galerie Bonnier, 1918-1975

Box 279*

1918-1920

Box 139

1921-1926

Box 280*

1926-1933

Box 281*

1934-1938

Box 282*

1938-1940

Box 283*

1940-1944

Box 284*

1944-1946

Box 285*

1947-1951

Box 286*

1951-1955

Box 287*

1955-1959

Box 288*

1959-1962

Box 289*

1962-1966

Box 290*

1966-1969

Box 291*

1969-1975

Box 292*

1926-1929

Box 140, 293*-294*

Cashbooks, 1921-1938

Box 140

1921-1926

Box 293*

1931-1934

Box 294*

1935-1938

Box 141-152

Documents of justification, 1956-1972

Scope and Content Note

Statements and invoices, numbered 1-n and arranged chronologically
Box 141

1956

Box 142

1957

Box 143

1957-1958

Box 144

1958-1959

Box 145

1959

Box 146

1959-1960

Box 147

1960

Box 148

1961

Box 149

1961-1962

Box 150

1962

Box 151

1964

Box 152

1972

Box 153-157

Invoices

Box 158-162

Inventory books: chronologically ordered purchases, A-Z

Box 158

A-O

Box 159

A-R

Box 160

S-O, plus 6 other inventory books

Box 161

8 inventory books

Box 162

3 inventory books

Box 163-165

Register of sales

Box 165-167

Reskontra (buyers's accounts)

Box 168-171

Reskontra (buyers's accounts), I-X

Box 168

I-L

Box 169

M-R

Box 170

S-U

Box 171

V-X

 

Series II.B.  Correspondence, 1918-1973

Physical Description: 61 boxes 25.43 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received and copies of letters sent, chronologically arranged, then alphabetically. Beginning in 1936, French correspondence was filed separately in 4 volumes, 1936-1939 (Boxes 210-212 below). From October 1948 to December 1972, all foreign correspondence is filed separately from the Swedish.
Box 172

1918-1919

Box 173

1919-1920

Box 174

1920-1921

Box 175

1921-1923

Box 176

1923-1924

Box 177

1924-1925

Box 178

1925-1926

Box 179

1925-1927

Box 180

1927-1928

Box 181

1927-1928

Box 182

1928-1929

Box 183

1928-1930

Box 184

1930-1931

Box 185

1930-1932

Box 186

1931-1933

Box 187

1934-1935

Box 188

1935

Box 189

1935-1936

Box 190

1936-1937

Box 191

1937-1938

Box 192

1938-1940

Box 193

1940-1941

Box 194

1941-1942

Box 195

1942-1943

Box 196

1943-1945

Box 197

1945-1946

Box 198

1946-1948

Box 199

1948-1949

Box 200

1949-1951

Box 201

1951-1953

Box 202

1953-1955

Box 203

1955-1957

Box 204

1957-1960

Box 205

1961-1962

Box 206

1962-1965

Box 207

1965-1967

Box 208

1967-1969

Box 209

1970-1973

Box 210

French correspondence 1936 (water damage), 1937

Box 211

1937-1938

Box 212

1939-1948

Scope and Content Note

Water damaged.
Box 213

1950-1951

Box 214

1950-1952

Box 215

1952-1954

Box 216

1954-1956

Box 217

1956-1957

Box 218

1957-1960

Box 219

1960-1961

Box 220

1961-1963

Box 221

1963-1965

Box 222

1965-1966

Box 223

1966-1968

Box 224

1968

Box 225

1968-1969

Box 226

Foreign correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 227

Correspondence: D. H. Kahnweiler Paris, 1946-1965

Box 228

Correspondence: Ebbesen, Hans Ekegardh, Siri Rathsman, divers, ca. 1946-1962

Box 229

Correspondence: Galerie Couturier (Michael Couturier), 1948-1970

Box 230-232

Telegrams sent and received, 1918-1948

Box 230

1918-1921

Box 231

1921-1928

Box 232

1928-1948

 

Series II.C.  Special files, ca. 1918-1972

Physical Description: 10 boxes 4.17 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Files relate to special exhibitions, collectors, expertise, conflicts around certain paintings, and re-structuring of the company.
Box 233-242

Special files

 

Series II.D.  Press clippings, ca. 1918-1972

Physical Description: 7 boxes 2.92 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Collected press about the gallery and it's exhibits.
Box 243-249

Press clippings

 

Series II.E.  Photographs of art works, ca. 1918-1974

Physical Description: 4 boxes 1.67 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by artist, followed by assorted photographs from exhibitions, fairs and auctions.
Box 250

A-L

Box 251

A-L

Box 252

L-P

Box 253

P-W

Box 254-256

Varia, Jubileum, Utställningar (exhibitions) and auctions

 

Series II.F.  Publications, ca. 1918-1972

Physical Description: 4 boxes ca. 4 lin. ft.
Box 257-260

Catalogues, 1918-1972

Physical Description: 8 boxes
Box 261-263

Auction sales, 1922-1972

Scope and Content Note

Auction catalogues include hammer prices and buyers' names.
Box 264-267

Other publications

Box 295

V1: Centralgruffet: one act film from 1922 (Svensk-Franska Konstgaleriet, Stockholm)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS) : Original.
Numbered by the repository as V1.
 

Series II.G.  Index cards, ca. 1918-1974

Physical Description: 7 boxes ca. 3 lin. ft.
Box 268

A-C

Box 269

D-G

Box 270

H-K

Box 271

L-N

Box 272

O-St

Box 273

Su-Z, Ö

Box 296-331

Unprocessed additions to the collection received in two acquisitions in 2005