The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, May 20, 2019


Rare Edouard Cortes painting appears at Rehs Galleries after 114 years
Place de la Republique en Soir - an early Edouard Cortes that dates from circa 1905.


NEW YORK, NY.- Rehs Galleries Inc., a New York gallery specializing in 19th and 20th-century works of art, announces the discovery of Place de la Republique en Soir - an early Edouard Cortes that dates from circa 1905.

Born in Lagny, France, on August 6th, 1882, into a family of artists, Edouard followed the family tradition and started training with his father at an early age. In 1899, at the age of 16, he made his debut at the Paris Salon with Le Labour, a painting which clearly owed a debt to both Realist and Naturalist painters as well as his father and brother. The work’s acceptance by the Salon jury signaled that the artist showed great promise. The critics agreed. Le Figaro proclaimed: “His style and his color have greatly impressed the jury. Young Cortès did, of course, attend a good school: we all know what a talented artist his father is.” The newspaper Le Matin commented that Cortès was “A little chap, only so high, who by rights should still be wearing out the seat of his trousers on his school bench, but who, nonetheless, with his light touch, has already entered canvasses for the Salon…” Over the next few years, the young painter continued to study with his father, living with his parents in Lagny and sending several paintings each year for consideration by the Salon jury. His work was included in the annual exhibition in 1901, 1902 and 1903.

By 1905, Edouard began exploring the streets of Paris – a theme that would not only inspire him for the remainder of his life but bring him financial success. While the earliest examples were very impressionistic, the works became more realistic rather quickly. Place de la Republique en Soir is one of the finest and earliest examples from his more refined style to have surfaced. The painting captures Republique on a dark night with a colorful glow of light emanating from the shop windows, street lamps and trolley. This formula would prove extremely fruitful for the young artist.

While Place de la Republique en Soir came from a collection in France, its early history remains a mystery. Mr. Rehs comments that “After receiving the initial images I was intrigued and followed up to learn more about the work and its condition. The seller informed me that to their knowledge, the painting had never been on the market and was in perfect condition. I asked for some additional images to assess the condition, and then we took the plunge. The painting arrived at the gallery a short time later, and we were pleased to see that it was not only a great example but in excellent condition – something we rarely see in works by Cortes from this period.” The gallery had the painting cleaned, framed, and is now presenting it for sale.

Today, Rehs Galleries is the world’s preeminent dealer in Edouard Cortes’s work with more than 500 paintings passing through their hands. In the past two years alone, the gallery has bought and sold more than 65 paintings by the artist. Also on view at the gallery is another painting of Place de la Republique that Cortes did in 1949. Mr. Rehs went on to state that “it is interesting to view the two paintings side-by-side. You immediately see how the people and streets of Paris changed over the 45 years.”





Today's News

April 30, 2019

Rare Edouard Cortes painting appears at Rehs Galleries after 114 years

Lock of Leonardo's hair to go on show for first time

British Museum acquires Damien Hirst works

Sotheby's to offer the wardrobe of fabled film star Claudia Cardinale

'Boyz n the Hood' director John Singleton dead at 51

Woodstock 50 fest under threat as investor pulls out

Art world leader David Norman named Chairman of the Americas at Phillips

Crawling to extinction: Singapore turtle haven fights for life

National Portrait Gallery announces shortlist for BP Portrait Award 2019

A major exhibition by renowned Colombian artist Doris Salcedo opens at Irish Museum of Modern Art

Revamped Russian animation goes for global audiences

Buena Vista Social Club's Portuondo blows final round of kisses

Dallas Museum of Art appoints Assistant Curator of European Art

Gerry Judah's new work The Scroll unveiled on site in Sharjah to mark UNESCO World Book Capital launch

Ketterer Kunst announces highlights included in the 19th Century Art Auction

Petzel Gallery now represents New York-based artist Derek Fordjour

Photo London reveals ambitious development plans with announcement of new Director

Phillips announces highlights from May Photographs Auction

Exhibition at bo.lee gallery brings together a new body of work by Tomas Harker

Elmgreen & Dragset explore the idea of 'home' in new exhibition at SMK National Gallery of Denmark

GR Gallery opens a solo exhibition by Catalan artist Joan Cornella'

Lévy Gorvy opens an exhibition devoted to Warhol's feminine subjects

Jenny Gibbs and Helen Toomer to spearhead the IFPDA and Fine Art Print Fair's vibrant new chapter

Exhibition presents French drawings from the New Orleans Museum of Art

5 Typical Errors to Avoid When Starting to Use Manual Mode of Your Camera

How to Use Best Cordless Tire Inflators?

The fake address bar is now used by phishing attackers, in order to trick users on Chrome for Android

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Christie's to highlight several private collections in Jewellery sale

2.- Mystery of 'Salvator Mundi', the world's most costly painting

3.- High prices and world records achieved at Old Masters auction

4.- Newly identified Leonardo portrait on show in London

5.- Rare Edouard Cortes painting appears at Rehs Galleries after 114 years

6.- Understanding Jewellery: The definitive jewellery app

7.- Academy Art Museum offers only East Coast Richard Diebenkorn exhibition

8.- Egypt uncovers Old Kingdom cemetery containing colourful wooden coffins

9.- Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the artist's rarely seen color photographs

10.- Sotheby's welcomes visitors to their newly-expanded & reimagined galleries



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful