Description

    Edouard-Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969)
    Place du Châtelet
    Oil on canvas
    18-1/8 x 21-3/4 inches (46.0 x 55.2 cm)
    Signed lower left: Edouard Cortès
    Bears inscription on stretcher: By / E. Cortes / "Place.du.Chatelet" / Paris 1914 / Painted in 1959


    PROVENANCE:
    Galerie François Clair, Paris;
    Private collection, Michigan.


    Condition Report*:

    Unlined canvas; there appears to be a light craquelure and surface grime throughout with several small abrasions and flakes of loss along left and bottom edges; a possible surface scratch in lower left corner; a tiny pinhole between people at center left edge, known to be created by the artist to assure accurate perspective; under UV exam, there appears to be inpainting along extreme edges, most notably in lower left corner; an approx 1 x 3 inch passage of inpainting beneath man on bicycle. Framed Dimensions 21.25 X 24.75 Inches

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    December, 2015
    9th Wednesday
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