ANN: Féral / Bignou / Knoedler – Three New Collections to the Wildenstein Plattner Institute’s digital archives (over 9,000 media items)

The WPI recently released three new collections to our digital archives.

This includes over 9,000 media items: the Eugène and Jules Féral Inventories, the Galerie Étienne Bignou Photo Archive and M. Knoedler & Co. Scrapbooks.

Eugène and Jules Féral Inventories
The Eugène and Jules Féral Inventories (1841—1940) 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 organized by collector’s name. These dossiers provide significant information for market studies and provenance research on important Parisian collections including those of Louis Lacaze, Théophile Thoré, Jacques Victor de La Béraudière and Marie Frédéric de Reiset.

Galerie Étienne Bignou Photo Archive
The Galerie Étienne Bignou Photo Archive (c. 1909–1950) 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
The M. Knoedler & Co. Scrapbooks (1892—1932) 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.