Property from the Collection of Scott L. Sandler, Hilton Head Island, SC
Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969), Porte St. Denis Snow 1905, Oil on Canvas, c. 1954, signed lower right, depicting a winter Parisian street scene with figures, artist copyright stamp and inventory number '14.158' on verso of canvas, with linen mat in a giltwood frame. Frame size: 21 3/8 in. x 26 1/2 in.
Provencance: Arnot Gallery purchased January 1954; sold to Peiken Galleries, July 23rd, 1954; Oscar and Jean Sandler, Mt. Vernon, NY by descent to present owner.
We would like to thank Vicki Arnot, of the Arnot Galleries for confirming the authenticity of this painting which will be included in the forthcoming Volume III of the Edouard Cortes Catalogue Raisonne de L'Oeuvre Peint by Madame Nicole Verdier. The Certificate of Authenticity is included with the lot.
Edouard Cortes was a French artist known as the "Parisian Poet of Painting." Cortes was the son of a painter and studied first under his father and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Cortes made his debut at the Salon when he was only 16 years old. He began showing his work early in his career and experienced almost immediate success, the first of his typical Paris scenes was exhibited in 1906. Cortes was an early participant in the Union Artistique et Littéraraire du Canton de Lagny and continued to show his work with the society for the rest of his career. Cortes was drafted during WWI and his artistic skills were put to use when he was tasked with visually recording military information, he also created postcards depicting the life of the soldier. He experienced a significant increase in the sale of his art after the way, and expanded to an international market in the late 1920s when a large Canadian store began commissioning his paintings. During the second World War, he established a long lasting relationship with the art dealer Herbert Arnot, who brought his work to New York. Cortes' work is held in many private collections, galleries and museums across France and the rest of Europe. (Rehs Gallery)
Measurements: Height: by sight 12 1/2 in. x Width: 17 1/2 in.
Overall good condition, perspective pinhole in lower left quadrant at horizon line, in need of light cleaning, toning to mat, minor wear to edges of frame, Notice to bidders:
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