Just got my painting back from being professionally cleaned/conserved! This painting was in rough shape and is now back to a stable and beautiful form! This portrait was found in Veracruz, Mexico. This painting is circa 1820s and is of a "Mulata De Veracruz". This painting likely have Louisiana origin. Many of the Free People of color left Louisiana for Mexico & France in the 1830s,1850s because of further restrictions placed upon them.