A COTTON OFFICE IN NEW ORLEANS:

This is an 1873 oil painting by Edgar Degas. This was Degas’ first painting to be purchased by a museum and the first by an impressionist. The painting is sometimes mistakenly referred to as The Cotton Exchange at New Orleans.

a cotton office in new orleans  

A COTTON OFFICE IN NEW ORLEANS

The painting was finally sold to the newly found Musee des Beaux-Arts in Pau, France by Degas. This painting is considered to be one of the most significant images of the nineteenth century capitalism. His works also include THE DANCE CLASS, THE RACES, MUSICIANS IN THE ORCHESTRA AND DNCERS.

 

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Edgar Degas

EDGAR DEGAS