Edouard Cortes was a famous French painter who lived between 1882 and 1969. His work is well documented and there have been several books written about his work including 'Le Poete Parisien de la Peinture' by David Klein. We are very fortunate indeed to have six original works by Cortes on view and for sale. His Parisian paintings are famed for their use of light and movement and depict Parisian life at the turn of the century in the varying seasons. His winter examples are particularly vivid. The paintings we have show Café de la Paix, Porte Saint Martin, Place de la Republique, Boulevard St Denis and the Champs Elysees. The Boulevard St Denis and Place de la Republique paintings are a pair and measure 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches and date from circa 1910/20. One of the Porte Saint Martin paintings is an early work from 1905 and is a lovely winter scene measuring 16 x 21 inches. Although Cortes was a prolific painter his works sell for considerable sums with collectors around the world seeking out the very best examples to add to their collection. French work is something that we are very passionate about especially Parisian street scenes and we are favoured with handling the sale of works by Antoine Blanchard, Eugene Galien-Laloue, Georges Stein, & Gustave Madelain. Rural landscapes by Henri Biva are also favoured in our stock and we presently have two wonderful examples called Water Lilies on the Marne at Creteil and Au bord de Riviere. For a full selection of our French work please visit the European section of our website.
Porte Saint Martin by Edouard Cortes