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Arthur Tooth & Sons stock inventories and accounts, 1871-1959

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Arthur Tooth & Sons stock inventories and accounts, 1871-1959

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Series I. London branch stock inventories, 1871-1945, 1957 21.0 volumes
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.
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1 Drawings, 1 January 1871-31 December 1878
First entry is dated into stock as of 7 May 1868
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2 Ledger, 1 January 1879-31 December 1891
On spine: Drawings. First entry is dated into stock as of 8 April 1873.
Alphabetical index in front (referencing to ledger folio sheet).
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3 Drawings: Index, 1 July 1901
Alphabetical index with references to folio/page numbers in another ledger.
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4 Paintings, 1 January 1871-16 July 1874
First stock entry is numbered "1" and dated into stock as of 9 January 1868.
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5 Paintings, 1 July 1874-31 December 1880
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.
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6 Paintings, 1 January 1881-31 December 1886
First stock entry is numbered "1" and dated into stock as of 16 February 1872.
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7 Paintings, 1 January 1887-31 December 1891
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).
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8 Paintings, 1900
On cover: Pictures Stock, 1 July 1903. Date on first page: 1 July 1900
First stock entry is numbered "1" and dated into stock as of 17 January 1878.
8 Total Stock No.1, 1 January 1892-30 June 1896
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.
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9 Total Stock No. 2, 1 July 1896-30 June 1901
First stock entry for "Painting" is numbered "1" and dated into stock as of 17 January 1878.
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10 Total Stock No. 3, 1 July 1901-30 Aug 1905
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
First stock entry for "Painting" is numbered "1145."
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11 Total Stock No. 4, 1 July 1905-30 June 1913
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.
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12 Total Stock No. 5, 1 July 1913-23 October 1923
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.
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13 Total Stock No. 6, November 1923-May 1935
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.
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14 Total Stock, January 1928-January 1943
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.
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15 Picture Sales No. 2, 25 April 1902-16 October 1914
Chronological listing of paintings sales.
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16 Picture Sales No. 3, 26 November 1914-13 September 1927
Chronological listing of paintings sales.
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17 Picture Sales No. 4, 15 September 1921-27 June 1928
Chronological listing of paintings sales.
17 Picture Sales No. 5, 27 June 1928-28 May 1934
Chronological listing of paintings sales.
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18 Picture Sales No. 6, 1 June 1934-31 December 1937
Chronological listing of paintings sales.
18 Picture Sales No. 7, 3 January 1938-29 June 1945
Chronological listing of paintings sales.
Series II. London branch consignments, 1928-1959 4.0 volumes
Some volumes arranged similiarly to the Inventories in Series I. Many listings are consignments by the artists themselves.
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19 Paintings, Sculpture & Pottery, January 1928-1932
Mostly artists' consignments (among them Augustus John, Ben Nicholson, Matthew Smith, Brandon Davis). Index on f. 24.
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20 Paintings & Sculpture, 1932-1935
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).
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21 Consignments, 1928-1940
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)
21 Consignments, 1932-1959
Earliest entry is in 1932, beginning with consignment no. 545.
Series III. London branch accounts, 1913-1937, 1942-1945 9.0 volumes
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.
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22 Ledger No. 13, 1 July 1913-31 October 1914
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23 Ledger No. 14, 1 November 1914-31 October 1918
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24 Ledger No. 15, 1 November 1918-31 October 1921
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25 Ledger No. 16, 1 November 1921-31 October 1924
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26 Ledger No. 17, 1 November 1924-31 October 1927
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27 Ledger No. 18, 1 November 1927-31 October 1930
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28 Ledger No. 19, 1 November 1930-31 October 1934
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29 Ledger No. 20, 1 November 1934-31 October 1937
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30 Ledger No. 22, 1 November 1942-31 October 1945
Series IV. New York branch, 1906-1924 2.0 volumes
Series includes 1 volume of stock inventory, and 1 book of accounts.
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30 Stock Inventories, December 1906-September 1912
Chronological listing of sales (includes stock no., artist, medium, title, purchaser, sometimes consignor/prior collection and or cat. rais. no.
30 Accounts, New York House, 6 December 1919-29 April 1924
On cover: New York House. Listing of payments and sales.


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