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    Edouard-Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969)
    Aux Trois Quartiers, Boulevard de La Madeleine
    Oil and tempera on board
    12-1/2 x 15-3/4 inches (31.8 x 40.0 cm)
    Signed lower right: Edouard Cortès

    Property from the Estate of Kenneth Alan Hill, Sr., Fort Worth, Texas

    Collection Georges Freyhoffer, Lagny-sur-Marne, France;
    Thence by descent;
    Sale: Drouot Estimations, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April, 26, 2019, lot 33;
    Leighton Fine Art Ltd., Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 2019.

    We would like to thank Nicole Verdier for confirming the authenticity of this painting showing the 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.

    Condition Report*: Slight convex bowing to board. Mild frame abrasion visible at extreme edges. Some craquelure, particularly to areas of thick impasto. A very few pinpoints of darkened accretion, in upper right corner. Yellowing to the varnish layer.
    Under UV: heavily-applied varnish fluoresces green unevenly. Reinforcement to taupe-brown tones, particularly the pavement in the foreground, the coat of the man at far left, and the leaves of the trees. A very few finely applied dots and dashes of retouching to the sky area.
    Framed Dimensions 19.25 X 22.5 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    4th Friday
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