The woman and her daughter at the bottom left are Dolores and Tina.
They’re on the way to the train station to pick up Tina’s Dad.
Edouard Léon Cortès was born in 1882 in Lagny-sur-Marne, about twenty miles east of Paris. A French post-impressionist of French and Spanish ancestry, he is known as “Le Poete Parisien de la Peinture” or “the Parisian Poet of Painting” because of his diverse Paris cityscapes in a variety of weather and night settings. His father, Antonio Cortès, had been a painter for the Spanish Royal Court.
When Edouard painted this painting, these vehicles were late model cars. Thirteen inches by eighteen inches, it will be auctioned on May 15 and is expected to bring $18,000 to $28,000.