Entitled "Miss Denegre" or "Miss Macheca," this large-scale work (44 x 34 inches) attributed to Alfred Boisseau combines his love of painting the Louisiana landscape with his need to make money in a New Orleans art market dominated by portrait commissions. Boisseau lived in New Orleans for two years (1845-1846) during his early twenties.
Physical rights are held by the Louisiana State Museum in accordance with U.S. federal copyright laws. The Louisiana Endowment has included this work in 64parishes.org for the purposes of criticism, comment, teaching, scholarship, educational research, all other nonprofit educational usages under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.