1882 - 1969
CAFÉ DE LA PAIX
signed Edouard Cortès. (lower right)
oil on canvas
13 by 18 in.
33 by 45.7 cm
We would like to thank Nicole Verdier for confirming the authenticity of this painting, which will be included in her forthcoming Volume III of the Edouard Cortès Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint.
We are grateful to Vicki Arnot of Arnot Galleries for her assistance in researching this work.
Original unlined condition. The work presents well. The artist's surname is rubbed in the signature. There is a tiny pin hole to the left of the man in the blue coat at far left. Under UV: 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.
Arnot Galleries, New York, no. 10231 (acquired directly from the artist, September 1952, as Opera)
Sheridan Gallery, Chicago (acquired October 1952)
Mr. Howard Portnoy, Simic Galleries, Carmel, California