Edouard Cortes (1882-1969) oil on board depicting a Parisian street scene. Signed lower right and housed in a painted wooden frame. New York City FAR gallery label en verso. Another label en verso reads “This painting is the property of Mr. Walter C. Klein”. Sight – 7 1/4″ H x 10″ W.Framed – 9″ H x 11 1/2″ W. 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. Condition: Overall very good condition.
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