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Edouard Leon Cortes (French  - 1882-1969)

Conducting International Authentication Investigations into the art believed to be by Edouard Cortes

 

 

 

STEP ONE IN THE AUTHENTICATION  PROCESS - THE PRELIMINARY ASSESMENT OF VIABILITY STUDY

 

    We recommend that before entering into a full investigation of legitimacy or possible attribution of any work of art that is believed to be by Edouard Cortes, it is essential to consider its viability realistically.

 

We therefore prefer to conduct a professional pre-authentication assessment of the work in question for clients first. An important study and advisory, based upon your images, the details of the work of arts history and provenance as is known to you and any previous research or analysis that you may have formerly conducted.

One made to balance any obvious negative issues against the positive that are immediately recognisable and any obvious obstacles that there may be in its future pursuit.

A logical and cost effective professional assessment for which there is a modest set fee.

Then you will be in a far better position to judge if the project is actually worth undertaking or not.

 

  

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CORTES FAKES:

  Disturbingly, we are seeing a large number of fake Edouard Cortes works of art with a historical provenance linking them to what was formerly seen to be a respectable fine art dealership in California, USA.

These are arriving now quite regularly for an investigation of authenticity, but years on from the original acquisition, having travelled through time via some very well noted department stores indeed.

 But Cortes was not only faked in California it seems. Many other similarly questionable works were likely passed on as his by his own dealers. So caution is advised if you are offered one, or own one without knowing its true history, or intend to invest in one.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Cortes self portrait

Cortes self portrait

Authenticating  the Art of Edouard Cortes

  

 

   The relatively modern French artist Edouard Cortès is not necessarily and artist you would readily imagine is being faked and forged internationally? But you would be very, very wrong.

 Edouard Cortes however must count today as one of the most copied and faked artists of the past decade.

 Edouard Cortes' delightfully enigmatic post impressionist paintings of suburban and Parisian city life, painted showing the city in all weathers, both nocturnal and seasonal, are fine depictions of Paris life and extremely popular and thus seen as commercial enterprises throughout the world. Unlike many French artists, Edouard Cortes paintings are still relatively affordable for the art investor and the market values are still on the rise.

 

 Unfortunately, Edouard Cortes' style and manner is not that unique and has been and still is relatively easily emulated and subsequently faked. Remember, the easiest thing for an unscrupulous faker to do, be he artist or just a crooked dealer, is to simply add a valuable name, like Cortes, Galien-Laloue, Luigi Loir, or Jean Beraud's name to a pre existing Parisian painting, or work of art which vaguely resembles their works and he is on his way.

 

Edouard Cortes signature

Edouard Cortes signature

 

Cortes Paris street scene


  I remember the time when good quality Cortes works fetched only around 500 to 600 Euros at auction and they were plentiful.

After all, he was a very prolific painter and produced thousands of such Paris street scene works. But suddenly the prices started to rise and with that ever rising tide, up shot the values and at the same time, up popped the fakers and art fraudsters turning out new ones.

 One Belgian auctioneer's we visited to assist with authentication had a gaggle of Cortes paintings on the wall ready for the hammer. But when we lit it with a black light, it had more dancing fake signatures than ballerinas in a Degas ballet!

of nine Edouard Cortes works on display there, six had added or faked signatures.

 

Cortes - L'arc de triomphe in winter 

This Cortes painting entitled: L'arc de triomphe in winter

  signed 'EDOUARD CORTES.' (lower right)  oil on canvas

13 x 18¼ in. (33 x 46.4 cm.) Making $31,500.00

 


 Meissner Neumann auctions in Prague on November 7, 2010  offered an Edouard Cortes painting of Paris from Le Boulevard Des Italiens with an sale estimate of between €33,333.00 - €37,500.00


It made: €40,700.00

 



 Taught by his father the Spanish painter Antonio Cortes, the French  born child prodigy Edouard Cortes attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at only 19 years of age in 1901, had his first exhibition of paintings at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris to great acclaim.

Paris Flower Market Cortes authentication

Édouard Cortès, along with other artists like Eugene Galien-Laloue, Antoine Blanchard, Luigi Loir and Jean Beraud, supplied the rising demand for these fascinating Parisian flavoured paintings, but all are massively faked.

 

 

 

 

     
 

 

^ Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988 French) ... was very similar to Cortes so be cautious. He is less valuable than Cortes, that is until a Cortes signature suddenly appears on one of his works!

 

 

 

 

 

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CORTES EDOUARD
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