1882 - 1969
PLACE DE LA BASTILLE IN WINTER
signed EDOUARD CORTÈS. (lower left)
oil on canvas
13⅛ by 18 in.
33.3 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.
The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This work is in beautiful condition. The paint layer is cleaned and varnished. There is one retouching to a thin scratch in the lower center beneath the woman in red. The work should be hung as is.
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Arnot Galleries, New York, no. 2941 (acquired October 1948)
Marshall Fields Gallery, Chicago (acquired January 1949)
Private Collection, Chicago (acquired from the above before 1960)
Thence by descent to the present owner