Impressionism

Quai du Louvre en Hiver, oil on canvas, signed lower right, framed; 8” x 12 1/2” (sight), 14 3/4” x 19” (frame), $12,500. Image courtesy Cowan’s Auctions

Esteem is rising for Édouard Léon Cortès art

Paintings of Paris, scenes from the Left Bank – the City of Light with the Eiffel Tower hovering in the background. It was an old Hollywood movie cliché, the painter with his easel near the sidewalk café, peddling his work to tourists. The number of Paris street scenes produced and sold...