A Cotton Office in New Orleans

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– This is the artist’s first painting to be sold to an impressionist museum. He wanted to sell the painting to a British textile merchant but the decline in cotton prices made it impossible to make the sale.
– While he only painted this artwork just to pass the time, this work marked a turning point in his career. This painting is one of the most admired works of Degas.

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A Cotton Office in New Orleans depicts a cotton brokerage business owned by the painter’s uncle. The painting shows his uncle Michel Musson inspecting the quality of the cotton while his brother Rene is reading a newspaper. The painting was exhibited in 1873 at the 2nd Impressionist show in Paris. It was bought by the Musée des beaux-arts de Pau in 1878.

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