Edouard Leon Cortes,Lagny - Torigny, France, French, 1882-1969. This wonderful Paris Street Scene by Cortes is oil on canvas laid on board, 13"H by 18"W, signed lower right in a French Impressionist Frame, 20"H b 24"H. It is in excellent condition and was painted circa 1956. Cortes showed his work and was a member of the Salon des Artistes Francais and the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts. He was well regarded in his time and his paintings are solidly in the impressionist style with a a exceptional ability to capture the magical light of the seasons: morning, evening, dusk, rain, snow and lights in the city. He is listed in Benezit and in numerous books and his paintings sell for up to $120,000. The painting comes with a certificate of authenticity from Klein.