ANN: Now Launched – Albert Marquet Research Archives: Correspondence / Galerie Druet Records / Personal Business Records (Wildenstein Plattner Institute Digital Archives)

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The Albert Marquet Research Archives contains materials documenting the life and work of the French artist Albert Marquet (1875–1947) assembled by the artist’s wife Marcelle Marquet (1892–1984). The collection includes albums, provenance cards, and stock books from Galerie Druet, which represented the artist between 1905 and 1938. It also consists of a large portion of the artist’s personal correspondence, including over 100 letters and postcards from Marquet’s lifelong friend, Henri Matisse. After the artist’s passing in 1947, Marcelle Marquet added administrative records and her research notes to the collection of his work. The artist’s family gifted the collection to the Wildenstein Institute for catalogue raisonné research. The Wildenstein Institute published the first volume of the Marquet Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings titled Marquet: Catalogue de l’œuvre peint, Afrique du Nord, which documents the 741 paintings the artist made in North Africa in 2001.

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