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Edouard Cortes - Paris: Part II
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Edouard Leon Cortes
(1882 - 1969)
Gare de l'Est, 1900
Oil on canvas
13 x 18 inches
Signed
Provenance
The artist
H. Arnot, New York, January 18, 1957
Parnassus Gallery, September 25, 1957
Private collection, Connecticut
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City
Private collection, Texas
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City
Private collection
Notes
Painted c.1956




EXHIBITION IMAGES
Arc de TriompheEdouard Leon CortesArc de Triomphe Arc de TriompheEdouard Leon CortesArc de Triomphe Arc de Triomphe, NeigeEdouard Leon CortesArc de Triomphe, Neige
Arc de Triomphe, WinterEdouard Leon CortesArc de Triomphe, Winter Boulevard des ItaliensEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard des Italiens Café de la Paix, OperaEdouard Leon CortesCafé de la Paix, Opera
Champs Elysees, LidoEdouard Leon CortesChamps Elysees, Lido Flower Market, MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesFlower Market, Madeleine LEdouard Leon CortesL'Arc de Triomphe vu de l'Avenue Friedland
Marche aux fleursEdouard Leon CortesMarche aux fleurs Marche aux fleurs de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesMarche aux fleurs de la Madeleine MaximEdouard Leon CortesMaxim's, Rue Royale, Paris
Place de lEdouard Leon CortesPlace de l'Opera in Winter Place de la ConcordeEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Concorde Place de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Madeleine
Place de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Madeleine Place PigalleEdouard Leon CortesPlace Pigalle Place Pigalle, WinterEdouard Leon CortesPlace Pigalle, Winter
Place St. MichelEdouard Leon CortesPlace St. Michel Porte St. DenisEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Denis Porte St. MartinEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Martin
Quai des Gesvres, Theatre du ChateletEdouard Leon CortesQuai des Gesvres, Theatre du Chatelet Rue Royale, MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Madeleine Rue Royale, MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Madeleine
Rue Royale, Place de la ConcordeEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Place de la Concorde Theatre du Gymnase, Boulevard Bonne-NouvelleEdouard Leon CortesTheatre du Gymnase, Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle Theatre du VaudevilleEdouard Leon CortesTheatre du Vaudeville
Rue de la Paix, Place Vendome in the RainEdouard Leon CortesRue de la Paix, Place Vendome in the Rain Place VendômeEdouard Leon CortesPlace Vendôme Arc de Triomphe, Avenue FriedlandEdouard Leon CortesArc de Triomphe, Avenue Friedland
L’Arc de Triomphe, Place de lEdouard Leon CortesL’Arc de Triomphe, Place de l'Etoile LEdouard Leon CortesL'Arc de Triomphe LEdouard Leon CortesL'Arc de Triomphe
LEdouard Leon CortesL'Arc de Triomphe, Hiver Boulevard de la Madeleine, WinterEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard de la Madeleine, Winter Cafe de la PaixEdouard Leon CortesCafe de la Paix
Quai du LouvreEdouard Leon CortesQuai du Louvre Boulevard de la Madeleine, WinterEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard de la Madeleine, Winter Théâtre du VaudevilleEdouard Leon CortesThéâtre du Vaudeville
Porte St. Denis, ParisEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Denis, Paris Flower Market at the MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesFlower Market at the Madeleine Théâtre du ChâteletEdouard Leon CortesThéâtre du Châtelet
Les Grands Boulevards, Théâtre des VariétésEdouard Leon CortesLes Grands Boulevards, Théâtre des Variétés Bouquinistes de Notre-DameEdouard Leon CortesBouquinistes de Notre-Dame Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard de la Madeleine
Théâtre du VaudevilleEdouard Leon CortesThéâtre du Vaudeville Place du Theatre de la Comedie FrançaiseEdouard Leon CortesPlace du Theatre de la Comedie Française Pont-NeufEdouard Leon CortesPont-Neuf
ChateletEdouard Leon CortesChatelet Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Republique La Madeleine, WinterEdouard Leon CortesLa Madeleine, Winter
Gare de lEdouard Leon CortesGare de l'Est Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Republique Rue Royale, Concorde - EveningEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Concorde - Evening
Rue Royale, ConcordeEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Concorde Omnibus on the Place de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesOmnibus on the Place de la Madeleine Quai de la SeineEdouard Leon CortesQuai de la Seine
Rue Royale, ConcordeEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Concorde Place de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Madeleine Bouquinistes de Notre-DameEdouard Leon CortesBouquinistes de Notre-Dame
Place de ClichyEdouard Leon CortesPlace de Clichy Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard de la Madeleine Place de l’Opéra in WinterEdouard Leon CortesPlace de l’Opéra in Winter
Place Pigalle, HiverEdouard Leon CortesPlace Pigalle, Hiver Théâtre du VaudevilleEdouard Leon CortesThéâtre du Vaudeville Porte St. DenisEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Denis
Les Grands BoulevardsEdouard Leon CortesLes Grands Boulevards Le Place de lEdouard Leon CortesLe Place de l'Opera Champs Élysées, ClemenceauEdouard Leon CortesChamps Élysées, Clemenceau
Rue de RivoliEdouard Leon CortesRue de Rivoli Porte St. DenisEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Denis Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard de la Madeleine
Place St. Michel, Notre DameEdouard Leon CortesPlace St. Michel, Notre Dame Place Pigalle, HiverEdouard Leon CortesPlace Pigalle, Hiver Café de la PaixEdouard Leon CortesCafé de la Paix
Théâtre du Châtelet
Edouard Leon CortesThéâtre du Châtelet Place Pigalle, Winter EveningEdouard Leon CortesPlace Pigalle, Winter Evening Porte St. Denis in WinterEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Denis in Winter
Pont-NeufEdouard Leon CortesPont-Neuf Théâtre du VaudevilleEdouard Leon CortesThéâtre du Vaudeville Place de la ConcordeEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Concorde
Flower Market, MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesFlower Market, Madeleine Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Republique Quai de MontebelloEdouard Leon CortesQuai de Montebello
Rue de la Paix, Place VendômeEdouard Leon CortesRue de la Paix, Place Vendôme Place Pigalle, WinterEdouard Leon CortesPlace Pigalle, Winter Book Sellers Along the SeineEdouard Leon CortesBook Sellers Along the Seine
Quai des TournellesEdouard Leon CortesQuai des Tournelles Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard de la Madeleine Place de Clichy in WinterEdouard Leon CortesPlace de Clichy in Winter
Rue Royale, WinterEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Winter Flower Seller at the MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesFlower Seller at the Madeleine Cafe de la PaixEdouard Leon CortesCafe de la Paix
Pont-NeufEdouard Leon CortesPont-Neuf Rue de Rivoli, 1905Edouard Leon CortesRue de Rivoli, 1905 Rue de RivoliEdouard Leon CortesRue de Rivoli
Place de la BastilleEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Bastille Gare de lEdouard Leon CortesGare de l'Est, 1900 Place du Tertre, Sacre CoeurEdouard Leon CortesPlace du Tertre, Sacre Coeur
Theatre du VaudevilleEdouard Leon CortesTheatre du Vaudeville Le Boulevard et la Porte St. DenisEdouard Leon CortesLe Boulevard et la Porte St. Denis Rue Royale, MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Madeleine
Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard de la Madeleine Cafe de la PaixEdouard Leon CortesCafe de la Paix Gare de lEdouard Leon CortesGare de l'Est
Madeleine and Rue Royale, ParisEdouard Leon CortesMadeleine and Rue Royale, Paris Place St. Michel, Notre DameEdouard Leon CortesPlace St. Michel, Notre Dame Champs-ElyseesEdouard Leon CortesChamps-Elysees
Concorde and Rue Royale, 1900Edouard Leon CortesConcorde and Rue Royale, 1900 Porte St. MartinEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Martin Porte St. Martin, WinterEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Martin, Winter
Quai de Montebello, in WinterEdouard Leon CortesQuai de Montebello, in Winter Place de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Madeleine Place du TertreEdouard Leon CortesPlace du Tertre
Les Bouquinistes de Notre-DameEdouard Leon CortesLes Bouquinistes de Notre-Dame Cafe de la Paix, Opera - WinterEdouard Leon CortesCafe de la Paix, Opera - Winter Chatelet in WinterEdouard Leon CortesChatelet in Winter
Les Trios QuartiersEdouard Leon CortesLes Trios Quartiers Quai du Louvre in WinterEdouard Leon CortesQuai du Louvre in Winter Rue Royale, Concorde in WinterEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Concorde in Winter
Quai de Montebello, Notre DameEdouard Leon CortesQuai de Montebello, Notre Dame Place de lEdouard Leon CortesPlace de l'Opera, Paris Porte St. Martin, HiverEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Martin, Hiver
Place de la BastilleEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Bastille Metro George V, Champs ElyseesEdouard Leon CortesMetro George V, Champs Elysees Place de la BastilleEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Bastille
Avenue de lEdouard Leon CortesAvenue de l'Opera Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Republique Theatre du VaudevilleEdouard Leon CortesTheatre du Vaudeville
Place de la Madeleine et rue CambonEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Madeleine et rue Cambon Arc de TriompheEdouard Leon CortesArc de Triomphe The PantheonEdouard Leon CortesThe Pantheon
Pont NeufEdouard Leon CortesPont Neuf Place de la BastilleEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Bastille Boulevard de la Madeleine, WinterEdouard Leon CortesBoulevard de la Madeleine, Winter
Porte St. Martin, SpringtimeEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Martin, Springtime Porte St. DenisEdouard Leon CortesPorte St. Denis Flower Market, MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesFlower Market, Madeleine
Champs Elysees, LidoEdouard Leon CortesChamps Elysees, Lido Place de la ConcordeEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Concorde Place de ClichyEdouard Leon CortesPlace de Clichy
Notre DameEdouard Leon CortesNotre Dame Place de la MadeleineEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Madeleine Place Pigalle, WinterEdouard Leon CortesPlace Pigalle, Winter
The PantheonEdouard Leon CortesThe Pantheon The PantheonEdouard Leon CortesThe Pantheon Place St. Michel, Notre DameEdouard Leon CortesPlace St. Michel, Notre Dame
Rue Royale, Place de la ConcordeEdouard Leon CortesRue Royale, Place de la Concorde Place de la ConcordeEdouard Leon CortesPlace de la Concorde Champs Elysees, Arc de TriompheEdouard Leon CortesChamps Elysees, Arc de Triomphe
 

 

Cortès was born in Lagny, France on April 26, 1882. During his early lifetime, Paris was the center of the art world. Artist from across the globe traveled there to study and paint it’s beautiful countryside and cities; views of Paris, or as it became known ‘the City of Lights’, were in great demand by both collectors and tourists. Edouard Cortès, along with other artists like: Eugene Galien-Laloue (1854-1941), Luigi Loir (1845-1916) and Jean Beraud (1849-1936) answered their call. Specializing in Paris street scenes, each of these artists captured the city during its heyday and continued with these scenes well into the 20th century.

Edouard was the son of Antonio Cortès – the Spanish Court painter – who was himself the son of the artisan André Cortès. Antonio was born in Seville in 1827 and established himself as a painter of rural genre. In 1855 he traveled to Paris for the Exposition Universelle and was drawn to the town of Lagny-sur-Marne – where he settled. He continued to paint scenes reminiscent of Troyon, Jacque and Van Marcke. Antonio had three children - Édouard, Henri and Jeanne - and while all had artistic talent, it was Édouard who had the passion.

Antonio began teaching Edouard at an early age and enrolled him in a private elementary school where he continued his schooling until the age of 13. From this point on he devoted his life to art – working and studying with both his father and older brother. In 1899, at the age of 16, he exhibited his first work at the Société des Artistes Français entitled La Labour. The work was well received by the critics and the public - helping establish Édouard’s favorable reputation in Paris.

It was at the turn of the century, c.1900, that he began to paint the scenes that he would become most famous for – Paris’ streets and monuments. One of the more prolific artists of his time, Cortès found his niche and stayed with it. His views of Paris are among the most telling and beautiful images of this genre; capturing the city during all it’s seasons for more than 60 years.

Edouard married Fernande Joyeuse in 1914 and had a child – Jacqueline Simone in 1916. Fernande died in 1918 and shortly thereafter Édouard decided to marry his sister-in-law Lucienne Joyeuse. They settled in Paris and Edouard continued to paint views of Paris. By the mid 1920’s, Edouard and his family moved back to Lagny (in Normandy) and he began painting scenes of country life - including landscapes, interior scenes and still lives. He was an active member of the Union des Beaux-Arts de Lagny and was the Unions first president. Their inaugural exhibition was held in 1927 and Cortès continued to exhibit there until the late 1930’s.

During this period he received many awards, gained great notoriety and was a frequent exhibitor at the exhibition halls in Paris, including the Salon d’Automne, Salon d’Hiver, Salon de la Société Nationale de l’Horticulture and Salon des Indépendants.

During the years of World War II, Cortès and his family spent their time in Cormelles-le-Royal (in Normandy) in an attempt to remove themselves from the harsh realities of war. By the early 1950’s he had relocated to Lagny, where he would remain for the rest of his life.

His beautiful depictions of Paris were always in demand and he continued to paint them until his death in 1969.

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