Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → A Cotton Office in New Orleans Edgar Degas Date: 1873 Style: Impressionism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 92 x 73 cm Location: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Pau, Pau, France Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Cotton_Office_in_New_Orleans Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x592px, View all sizes In 1872, Degas traveled with his brother Rene to New Orleans, Louisiana, to visit their uncle, Michel Musson. After his departure in 1873 back to France was delayed, he decided to paint to pass the time, and intended this painting to be sold to a British textile merchant. But, a worldwide decline in cotton prices made it impossible to make the sale, and he instead exhibited the work in the Impressionist Exhibition in Paris in 1876. In 1878 it was purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, making it the first sale of one of Degas’ works to a museum. Edgar Degas Famous works The Belleli Family Edgar Degas · 1860 - 1862 Interior (The Rape) Edgar Degas · 1868 - 1869 Dance Class at the Opera Edgar Degas · 1872 A Cotton Office in New Orleans Edgar Degas · 1873 The Ballet Class Edgar Degas · 1871 - 1874 Place de la Concorde Edgar Degas · 1875 The Absinthe Drinker Edgar Degas · 1876 Two Ballet Dancers Edgar Degas · 1879 Little Dancer, Fourteen Year Old Edgar Degas · 1881 Dancers tying shoes Edgar Degas · 1883 In the Dance Studio Edgar Degas · 1897 Ballet Dancers in the Wings Edgar Degas · 1900 Three Dancers in an Exercise Hall Edgar Degas · View all 617 artworks Related Artworks Seascape at Berck, Fishing Boats and Fishermen Edouard Manet Tarring the Boat Edouard Manet Young Woman in White Reading Pierre-Auguste Renoir Monet painting in his garden at Argenteuil Pierre-Auguste Renoir Railway Edouard Manet Swallows Edouard Manet Woman with Parasol Pierre-Auguste Renoir Boating at Argenteuil Pierre-Auguste Renoir Croquet Edouard Manet A Baby Smiling at Two Young Women Mary Cassatt Working the land Paul Gauguin On the Beach Edouard Manet The Masked Ball at the Opera Edouard Manet Monet in his Studio Boat Edouard Manet Boating Edouard Manet The Monet family in their garden at Argenteuil Edouard Manet In the Loge Pierre-Auguste Renoir Argenteuil Edouard Manet The little theater box Pierre-Auguste Renoir The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil Edouard Manet 1 Load more Advertisement.