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Edouard Leon Cortes (French, 1882-1969) oil on canvas titled Boulevard Capucin depicting a Parisian street scene at dusk. Signed lower right and housed in a carved gilt wood frame. Original frame included with painting. Notations on back of original frame in ink: "Boulevard Capucin", "Dean H… gave dad $25 to buy something." Sight – 8 5/8" H x 12 5/8" W. Current frame – 11 1/2" H x 15 3/4" W. Original frame – 14" H x 18 3/4" W. Note: We would like to thank Nicole Verdier for confirming the authenticity of this painting and including it in her forthcoming Volume 3 of the Edouard Cortes Catalogue Raisonne de L'Oeuvre Peint. Biography: Edouard Leon Cortes, born into a family of French and Spanish artists, gained immediate fame as a teenager after he submitted a Parisian street scene to the Salon des Artistes Francais. He went on to become a member of the Societe des Artistes Francais and exhibited regularly at the Societe Nationale and the Salon des Independants in Paris. He remains best known for his street scenes, which portrayed life on the streets of the City of Lights during the Belle Epoque, even long after that era had ended. Provenance: Purchased in Paris by consignor's grandfather, an American college professor, while he was on sabbatical for a year at La Sorbonne. Remained in family and inherited by consignor, a Knoxville, TN collector. Condition: Repaired tear, 1" x 1", left mid-section. Original frame retained with losses. CONDITION: Repaired tear, 1" x 1", left mid-section. Original frame retained with losses.