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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 | Digitized Collection

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

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Series 3: Auction Files, 1948-1975, undated
2.75 linear feet
Boxes 253-259

This series houses reference and provenance files, correspondence, and catalogs relating to auctions, primarily of individual works of art owned by Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc. Most of the auctions were handled by Christie's between 1957 and 1975, although there are a few files for auctions held at Parke-Bernet. There is also extensive documentation of the 1948 Parke-Bernet auction of the C. S. Wadsworth Trust, a dummy trust set up by the firm to dispose of a portion of its inventory consisting of Renaissance portraits, Old Masters, late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century French paintings, and French and British eighteenth-century works. Several drawings and paintings by Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Edouard Vuillard, and other modern artists and masters were included. Although the firm tried to keep the true ownership of the works of art from the public, it was discovered and leaked to the press. Also found in this series are auction catalogs from Christie's, Parke-Bernet, and various auction houses for auctions featuring the firm's works.
The series is organized into three subseries. The bulk of this series has been scanned. Exceptions are noted in the individual descriptions for each series.
3.1: Auctions, 1954-1975
3.2: C.S. Wadsworth Trust Auction at Parke-Benet, 1948-1949
3.3: Auction Catalogs, 1913-1974
3.1:Auctions, 1954-1975
This subseries is arranged by name of auction house, date of auction, artist, and work of art. There are also several folders of correspondence with auction houses that follow folders for individual works of art. Two folders of material about miscellaneous works of art from unknown auction houses are placed at the end of the subseries. Files on individual works of art include provenance documentation, research notes, and photographs. Correspondence files with the auction houses also include memoranda, shipping receipts, lists, insurance papers, and photographs.
DescriptionContainer
Christie's, Master of Orleans,
Limoges Triptych
, 1953-1954, 1957, undated
253
1
Christie's, 1957, Baron Antoine-Jean Gros,
Entrevue des Deux Empreurs
, undated
253
2
Christie's, 1960, Juan de Valdes Leal,
Mors Imperatore
, 1950-1960, undated
253
3
Christie's, 1961, Philippe de Champaigne,
Portrait of Voiture as St. Louis
, 1951-1953, undated
253
4
Christie's, 1963, Miscellaneous Works of Art, 1963, undated
253
5
Christie's, 1964, Claude Vignon,
Lamentations
, 1962-1964, undated
253
6
Christie's, 1966, Gaetano Gandolfi,
Study of Legs and Head of an Old Man
, undated
253
7
Christie's, 1968, Claude Vignon,
Alexander and the Family of Darius
, 1961-1974, undated
253
8
Christie's, 1970, Edme Bouchardon,
Tête de Fawn
, undated
253
9
Christie's, 1970, Edward Burne-Jones,
Study of the Head of Fortune
, 1968, undated
253
10
Christie's, 1970, Thomas Couture,
Portrait of a Youth
, undated
253
11
Christie's, 1970, Martin Fréminet,
Fame
, 1960, undated
253
12
Christie's, 1970, Sigmund Freudeberg,
Mother with Five Children
, undated
253
13
Christie's, Moreau Le Jeune,
Condemnation of Haman
, 1970, 1970, undated
253
14
Christie's, 1970, Giuseppe Nicola Nasini,
Saint Ursula Received in Paradise
, 1970, undated
253
15
Christie's, 1970, Augustin Pajou,
Venus and Amour
, 1959-1970, undated
253
16
Christie's, 1970, Pierre Parrocel,
Study of a Child's Head and Hands
, 1966-1970, undated
253
17
Christie's, 1970, Giambattista Piazzetta,
Sleeping Girl
, 1961-1970, undated
253
18
Christie's, 1970, Claude Vignon,
Croesus Shows His Treasures to Solon
, 1966-1970, undated
253
19
Christie's, 1973, Etienne Aubry,
La Bergère des Alpes
, 1971-1973, undated
253
20
Christie's, 1973, Johann Jacob Arhardt,
Architectural Drawing
, 1969-1973, undated
253
21
Christie's, 1973, Giuseppe-Bernardino Bison,
Portrait of a Man in Theatrical Costume
, 1973, undated
253
22
Christie's, 1973, Jacopo da Empoli (Genoese School),
Birth of the Virgin
, 1969-1973, undated
253
23
Christie's, 1973, Raymond La Fage,
The Israelites Plagued by Serpents
, 1963-1973, undated
253
24
Christie's, 1973, Claude Jean-Baptiste Hoin,
Homage to Mlle. Clairon
and
Portrait of a Young Girl
, 1966-1973, undated
253
25
Christie's, 1973, Jean Michel Moreau,
Constitution de L'Assemblée Nationale
, 1969-1973, undated
253
26
Christie's, 1974, Luca Giordano,
The Repudiation of Hagar
, 1962-1974, undated
253
27
Christie's, 1974, Juan de Valdes Leal,
Portrait of Vaca de Alfaro of Cordova
, 1948-1972, undated
254
1
Christie's, 1975, Bartolomé Bermejo, Spanish Primitive, 1957-1959, undated
254
2
Christie's, Correspondence, 1956-1957
254
3
Christie's, Correspondence, 1963
254
4
Christie's, Correspondence, 1968-1970
254
5
Christie's, Correspondence, 1973
254
6
Christie's, Photographs of Miscellaneous Works of Art, 1968
254
7
Etienne Ader (Paris), 1960, Pierre Reymond,
Limoges Tazza
, 1960
254
8
Etienne Ader (Paris), Correspondence, 1954-1955
254
9
Etienne Ader (Paris), Correspondence, 1956-1961
254
10
M. Maurice Rheims (Paris), 1954, Tapestry Auctions, 1953-1954, undated
2 folders
255
1-2
M. Maurice Rheims (Paris), 1962, Paul Gauguin,
Invocation
, 1948-1957, undated
255
3
M. Maurice Rheims (Paris), Correspondence, 1952-1962
255
4
Parke-Bernet, 1954, Pierre Bonnard,
The Yellow Screen
, 1948-1951, undated
255
5
Parke-Bernet, 1974, Gilt Clock, 1974
255
6
Parke-Bernet, 1974,
Mercury
, French, Sixteenth Century, 1954-1974, undated
255
7
Parke-Bernet, Correspondence, 1965-1966
255
8
Parke-Bernet, Miscellaneous Works of Art., 1947-1948, undated
255
9
Sotheby's, Miscellaneous, Works of Art, 1959
255
10
Unknown Auction Houses, German,
Knight with Flag
, 1969, undated
255
11
Unknown Auction Houses, Miscellaneous Works of Art, 1956, undated, undated
255
12
3.2:C. S. Wadsworth Trust Auction at Parke-Bernet, 1948-1949
DescriptionContainer
Sales Correspondence, 1948
256
1
Legal Correspondence and Notes, 1948-1949
256
2
Lists of Works and Prices, circa 1948-1949
256
3
Catalogs, 1948
256
4
Provenance Documentation from Inventory Notebooks, undated
256
5
Miscellaneous Provenance Documentation, circa 1940s
256
6-7
Provenance, Photographs, circa 1940s
256
8
Clippings, 1948
not scanned
256
9
3.3:Auction Catalogs, 1913-1974
DescriptionContainer
L'Ancienne Société Seligmann (Liquidation Sale), Paris,
Objets d'Art et D'Ameublement
, 1914 March
257
1
L'Ancienne Société Seligmann (Liquidation Sale), Paris,
Objets d'Art et D'Ameublement
, 1914 May
257
2
L'Ancienne Société Seligmann (Liquidation Sale), Paris,
Objets d'Art et De Haute Curiosité
, 1914 March
257
3
L'Ancienne Société Seligmann (Liquidation Sale), Paris,
Objets d'Art et De Haute Curiosité
, 1914 May
257
4
Anderson Galleries, New York, 1923
257
5
Christie's, London, 1913
257
6
Christie's, London, 1938
257
7
Christie's, London, 1957-1960
257
8
Christie's, London, 1963
2 folders
257
9-10
Christie's, London, 1964-1966
258
1
Christie's, London, 1968-1969
2 folders
258
2-3
Christie's, London, 1970
2 folders
258
4-5
Christie's, London, 1973
258
6
Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1925-1926
259
1
Parke-Bernet, New York, 1928
259
2
Parke-Bernet, New York, 1966-1974
259
3
Miscellaneous Auction Catalogs, 1923-1973
259
4

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