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    Edouard-Léon Cortes (French, 1882-1969)
    Bazar du Château d'Eau et la Place de La République, circa 1924
    Oil on canvas
    8-3/4 x 13-1/8 inches (22.2 x 33.3 cm)
    Signed lower right: E. Cortès

    PROVENANCE:
    Galerie Léon Gérard, Paris;
    Private collection, Austin, Texas;
    By descent to the present owners.

    We would like to thank Nicole Verdier for confirming the authenticity of this painting showing the well-known Parisian department store on the left, which will be included in her forthcoming Volume III of Edouard Cortès, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint.


    More information about Cortès, Edouard-Léon, also known as Cortès, Edouard Léon, Cortes, Edouard Leon, Cortes, Edouard-Leon.

    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas. Minor frame abrasion to extreme edges. Finely patterned craquelure, some pigment separation to dark greenish-brown tones.
    Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. Retouching applied along right edge to address prior frame abrasion. Finely applied dots and dashes of retouching, particularly to the darkest pigments of the buildings and the street carts.
    Framed Dimensions 15.75 X 20 X 2 Inches
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    November
    12th Friday
    Auction Dates
    December
    3rd Friday
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