John Burnside purchased Houmas in 1858 and made the Colonial Revival Mansion his home.  He ran his sugar empire from the mansion, entertained lavishly, and became known as the “Sugar Prince” of Louisiana.  The British Flag hangs from the gallery, as he claimed British Citizenship during the Civil War and saved Houmas from destruction.  This is a measured drawing and watercolor by Jim Blanchard showing Houmas as it appeared in 1861 when Sir William Howard Russell visited John Burnside’s Plantation.   

Print is signed and titled by Jim Blanchard.


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The Houmas


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