Flower seller at the Pont Alexandre III – Paris
by Edouard Cortes

£17,500.00

GBP Pound Sterling

Country of origin: France

Medium: Oil on original canvas

Signed: Signed lower left

Dated: c. 1950

Condition: Very good original condition

Size: 15.00" x 24.00" (38.1cm x 61.0cm)

Framed size: 21.00" x 30.00" (53.3cm x 76.2cm)

Provenance: This work has been authenticated by Mme. Nicole Verdier and appears in Tome III of the Catalogue Raisonne of the painter
The painting was originally purchased from David Klein, Los Angeles who likely acquired it direct from the painter.
Rehs Galleries, New York, by March 2002
Guardian Mortgage Co., Inc., Richardson, Texas, by November 2002
Rehs Galleries, New York 2017

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This work carries the cachet of Rehs Galleries (New York) to the stretcher verso

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Edouard Léon Cortès, the son of the painter Antonio Cortès, was sent to the front during World War I to sketch enemy positions. In civilian life, his base was in Lagny in the former studio of Cavallo-Peduzzi, although he travelled extensively in France, notably in Normandy, Brittany, the Champagne region and Savoy, painting as he went.

Edouard Cortès exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français (of which he became a member in 1907), the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the Autumn and Winter Salons, and the Salon des Artistes Indépendants. As a lifelong resident of Lagny, he also set up and presided over the Groupe de Lagny. Cortès was the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including nomination in 1929 to the rank of Officier de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts, the award of the Croix d'Honneur as a Chevalier de l'Education Sociale (1931), and elevation to the rank of Chevalier of the Order des Arts et des Lettres.

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