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View of Notre Dame, Winter by Edouard Léon Cortès
View of Notre Dame, Winter by Edouard Léon Cortès
View of Notre Dame, Winter by Edouard Léon Cortès
View of Notre Dame, Winter by Edouard Léon Cortès
View of Notre Dame, Winter by Edouard Léon Cortès
View of Notre Dame, Winter by Edouard Léon Cortès
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View of Notre Dame, Winter by Edouard Léon Cortès

  • This luminous cityscape was composed by the celebrated French painter Edouard Léon Cortès
  • The oil on canvas captures the busy thoroughfare just in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Cortès is renowned for his breathtaking renderings of the City of Lights
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Item No. 31-9156

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Edouard Léon Cortès
1882-1969 | French

View of Notre Dame, Winter

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

An atmospheric glow radiates from this bustling street scene by the renowned "Parisian Poet of Painting," Edouard Léon Cortès. With a virtuosic talent for capturing the vibrant energy of the City of Lights in the 20th century, Cortès imbues his canvases with luminosity and romantic beauty. This composition depicts a buzzing street corner. . .
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Edouard Léon Cortès
1882-1969 | French

View of Notre Dame, Winter

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

An atmospheric glow radiates from this bustling street scene by the renowned "Parisian Poet of Painting," Edouard Léon Cortès. With a virtuosic talent for capturing the vibrant energy of the City of Lights in the 20th century, Cortès imbues his canvases with luminosity and romantic beauty. This composition depicts a buzzing street corner in front of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on a blistering winter evening. Even as white snow dusts the ground and the tops of the buildings, the blazing lights and the orange haze of the sky warm the composition with an alluring effect. Alive with Cortès's masterfully gestural brushwork, the busy pedestrians and vehicles hum with the energy of this metropolis. Through his unique ability to portray the very essence of his city, Cortès crafts an enduring epic poem to his love, Paris.

Born just outside of Paris, Cortès enjoyed a rich artistic heritage. His father, Antonio Cortès, was an artist in the circle of the Barbizon school, having moved to France after serving as a painter at the Spanish Royal Court. Cortès' elder brother and sister were also artists and followed the plein air tenets of the Barbizon style alongside their father. Other famed artists flocked to the picturesque town of Langly where Cortès was born, including Maximilian Luce, Camille Pissaro and Lucien Pissarro, among other celebrities of the Impressionist period. Personal friends of the family, these painters would have a profound influence over the young Cortès, who flourished in this richly creative environment.

He exhibited his first work in 1899 at the Société des Artistes Francaise in Paris where he was met with excellent reviews. Capturing the magic of Paris during the Belle Époque, his canvases soon garnered worldwide attention, particularly in Canada and America. Though he painted the same streets time and time again, each work is unique in its narrative, perspective and atmosphere. Just as his Parisian scenes brought him success during his lifetime, they continue to captivate art lovers today.

20th century

Canvas: 19" high x 25" wide (48.26 x 63.5 cm)
Frame: 27" high x 33" wide x 3" deep (68.58 x 83.82 x 7.62 cm)
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View of Notre Dame, Winter by Edouard Léon Cortès
Maker: Cortes, Edouard Leon
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Style: Post-Impressionism
Depth: 3.0 in. (7.62 cm)
Width: 33.0 in. (83.82 cm)
Height: 27.0 in. (68.58 cm)
Canvas Width: 25.000 in. (63.5 cm)
Canvas Height: 19.000 in. (48.26 cm)
View of Notre Dame, Winter 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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