The Cotton Market, New Orleans by Degas

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Mark Cartwright
by Musée-des-Beaux-Arts, Pau
published on 27 March 2022

An 1873 oil on canvas painting, The Cotton Market, New Orleans (aka The Cotton Office), by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the French impressionist painter. The scene shows a busy office with 13 people, including buyers, brokers, and office layabouts, and, in the centre, a long central table layered with cotton. The artist was visiting family in New Orleans, and he thought this subject might sell well in England, perhaps to a wealthy mill owner. (Musée-des-Beaux-Arts, Pau, France)

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Pau, M. (2022, March 27). The Cotton Market, New Orleans by Degas. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15553/the-cotton-market-new-orleans-by-degas/

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