1882 - 1969
AVENUE DE L'OPÉRA, LE SOIR
signed EDOUARD CORTÈS (lower right)
oil on canvas
13⅛ by 18⅛ in.
33.5 by 46 cm
Original unlined condition. Minor bumping and pulling of the canvas at lower center. The work presents well with bright colors. Discolored, old varnish remains at the extreme edges but is not visible in current framing. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. No apparent issues. Ready to hang in its current state.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Galerie F. Clair, Paris (by 1954)
Arnot Galleries, New York, no. 16528 (by December 1954)
Haussner's Restaurant Collection, Baltimore, Maryland (acquired from the above, January 1955 and sold, Sotheby's, New York, November 2, 1999, lot 134, illustrated, as Place de l'Opéra and one of a pair)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Nicole Verdier, Edouard Cortès, Catalouge raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. II, Paris, 2009, no. 839, illustrated p. 195