the Degas House

The second night I was in New Orleans I stayed at the Degas House, a beautiful bed and breakfast on Esplanade Ave. It is the house he lived at for six months in 1872-3. It is restored to it's original state and is filled with books and reproductions of the artist. I did an interior of the main room with a portrait of the illuminating guide of the home and a descendant of Degas. You can see from the location shot that I painted the room the first day without anyone in it. The next morning the guide was able to sit for 45 minutes so I added her then... oil on canvas, 24 by 18

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