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Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès
Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès
Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès
Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès
Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès
Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès
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Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès

  • This vibrant cityscape was composed by the celebrated French painter Edouard Léon Cortès
  • The oil on canvas depicts an autumn evening at the Madeleine-Bastille terminus
  • The artist is renowned for his breathtaking renderings of the City of Lights
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Edouard Léon Cortès
1882-1969 | French

Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris

Signed “Edouard Cortès” (lower right)
Oil on canvas

Celebrated as the "Parisian Poet of Painting," Edouard Léon Cortès was a master at capturing the timeless energy and beauty of the City of Lights. Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris is no exception. Cortès depicts the historic thoroughfare on an autumn evening, as horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians alike traverse the streets as dusk. . .
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Edouard Léon Cortès
1882-1969 | French

Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris

Signed “Edouard Cortès” (lower right)
Oil on canvas

Celebrated as the "Parisian Poet of Painting," Edouard Léon Cortès was a master at capturing the timeless energy and beauty of the City of Lights. Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris is no exception. Cortès depicts the historic thoroughfare on an autumn evening, as horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians alike traverse the streets as dusk falls. 

Cortès' canvases capture the very essence of the Belle Époque, a period in Paris when fashion, art and culture flourished with boundless energy. With bold splashes of color, Cortès crafts a nostalgic narrative, documenting the seasons' progression at one of the city's best-known thoroughfares. The dimly lit street is aglow with the golden light of lanterns and storefronts, each contributing to the romance of the Parisian setting.

Raised in a prolific artistic environment, Cortès was an avid student of both his father, French painter Antonio Cortès, and his older brother, Andre. He also benefited from the influence of Maximilien Luce, Camille Pissarro and Lucien Pissarro, among other Impressionist artists, who were close friends of the family and flocked to Lagny-sur-Marne for its picturesque landscapes. At seventeen, he continued his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and soon after earned fame when he contributed a dramatic Parisian street scene at dusk to the Société des Artistes Français.

From that point onward, Cortès dedicated his extensive oeuvre to capturing the magic of Paris on canvas. Though he painted the same streets time and time again, each work is unique in its narrative and perspective, each mindful of the changes brought by both the seasons and progress, yet each enchantingly nostalgic. Throughout his life, his depictions of a captivating Paris were in high demand, and they remain a favorite of collectors and art aficionados today.

Circa 1967

Canvas: 18 1/2" high x 21 5/8" wide (46.99 x 54.93 cm)
Frame: 25 1/2" high x 29" wide x 3 1/4" deep (64.77 x 73.66 x 8.26 cm)

Literature:
Verdier, Nicole, Edouard Cortès à Galerie F. Clair, Paris, France
Private Collection, France
M.S. Rau, New Orleans
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Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès
Maker: Cortes, Edouard Leon
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Style: Post-Impressionism
Depth: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)
Width: 29.0 in. (73.66 cm)
Height: 25.5 in. (64.77 cm)
Canvas Width: 21.625 in. (54.93 cm)
Canvas Height: 18.500 in. (46.99 cm)
Le terminus Madeleine-Bastille à Paris by Edouard Léon Cortès
Cortès, Edouard Léon

Edouard Léon Cortès represents the culmination of an artistic legacy: his father and grandfather before him were both accomplished painters. Both predecessors worked and lived in Seville, Spain, with Edouard's father Antonio achieving prominence...

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