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    Description

    Edouard-Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969)
    Boulevard de la Madeleine, Trois Quartiers, 1957
    Oil on canvas
    13 x 18 inches (33.0 x 45.7 cm)
    Signed lower right: Edouard Cortès.
    With the copyright stamp and no. 24657 on the reverse

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Galerie F. Clair, Paris, 1957;
    Herbert Arnot, Inc., New York, May 1957;
    Noonan Kocian Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1957;
    Erwin and Mildred Stupp, St. Louis, Missouri;
    By descent to the present owner.

    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: $15,000 - $25,000.

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas. Frame abrasion at extreme edges, not visible when framed. An extremely faint, approximately 5-inch hairline scratch running horizontally in center of work, approximately 4-1/2 inches up from lower edge. Uneven yellowing to the varnish layer, most visible in the sky at upper right.
    Under UV: heavily applied varnish fluoresces green unevenly. Possible strengthening applied to darkest tones. Some modern pigments fluoresce, the orange tones in particular.
    Framed Dimensions 21.25 X 26.25 X 2.5 Inches
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    12th Friday
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    3rd Friday
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