Both this sculpture and the scene epitomize restfulness at the Houmas House and Gardens, a sugar-cane plantation estate is also known as Burnside Plantation after one of its owners, near Louisiana’s Mississippi River Road town of Darrow. The manor home itself dates to approximately 1840, but the plantation goes back to the late 1700s — predating the accession of the area by the United States during the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. The Houmas name traces to the Houma indigenous people who previously occupied this rural part of south-central Louisiana.